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An interesting article from the Globe and Mail discussing the recent rise of racial politics in the United States. Not only is Trent Lott being dragged over the coals for his apparent support of segregationist policies in the 1948 election, the Supreme Court is now debating the constitutionality of a Virginia law that upholds the right to burn crosses (as long as it's not for the purposes of intimidation).

I'm surprised no-one yet has said "if we can burn flags, why not crosses", but what made me chuckle was the following quote:

'"Surely one can burn a cross in the sanctity of one's bedroom," Justice Antonin Scalia declared in the legal debate.'

Certainly. And may I suggest pouring lots and lots of gasoline before lighting the match?

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