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on Sep 14, 2012 - 17:00 PM ET

It’s no exaggeration to say that race and racism have been defining issues in the Age of Obama. And with the election on the horizon, the question of race and Obama’s political fortunes has returned to the fore. To wit, at the Associated Press, Jesse Washington wonders whether prejudice has played a part in the concerted conservative opposition to Obama’s presidency:...

on Jul 27, 2012 - 16:51 PM ET

In response to Jonathan Chait, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg makes an argument that I’ve seen more and more on the right—that noticing racism, and particularly racialized political attacks, makes you a racist:

What I love about this stuff is that liberals tend to insist how racism is not only repugnant to them, but alien to them. And yet...

on Jul 18, 2012 - 15:54 PM ET

The latest report from the Pew Mobility Project shows a particularly bleak picture for African-Americans. Not only are blacks more likely to come from the bottom income bracket (65 percent of blacks compared to 11 percent of whites) but blacks have a far harder time than whites when it comes to exceeding the economic success of their parents. Only 77...

Class, Race and Religion, Economy
on Jun 15, 2012 - 13:38 PM ET

At the Washington Post, columnist Dana Milbank wants President Obama to deal with the “entitlement crisis”:

And that leads to the falsehood. Despite his claim that “both parties have laid out their policies on the table,” Obama has made no serious proposal to fix the runaway entitlement programs that...

US Politics, Economy
on Jun 14, 2012 - 10:46 AM ET

Writing for the Huffington Post, Sam Stein reports that Mitt Romney’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act—a series of small measures to protect health insurance for those who have it—will not provide...

US Politics, Politics
on Jun 12, 2012 - 13:25 PM ET

Last Friday, in response to President Obama’s foolish declaration that the “private sector is doing fine,” Mitt Romney made a gaffe of his own:

Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more...

US Politics, Politics