CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Itâ€™s a dagger in the heart of a bill that has succeeded, whose time has come and gone. The conditions, as the Chief Justice wrote, are radically different. In five of the six states, the original southern states to whom all of this was applied, the rates of voting among blacks is higher than it is among whites.
This is a classic case of reactionary liberalism, hanging on to all the successes of the mid-last century without recognizing that conditions are radically different and some things have to change. This one has succeeded. (Special Report, June 25, 2013)