Recently, Clarence Thomas was in the headlines with the release of his book "My Grandfather's Son". Naturally, the issue of Anita Hill was the focus of everyone's attention. It is notable that Thomas got a much more supportive, or at least sympathetic, media coverage this time round. Two great articles analyze this: Maureen Dowd satirically, and Frank Rich more analytcally.
I enjoy Jonathan Chait's articles on New Republic. He has an op-ed in NYT today where he explains why the economic right has more of a sway over the Republican establishment than the social right.