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When Mary Frances Berry resigned as chair of the Commission on Civil Rights on December 7, the media's harsh, fleeting spotlight on Berry's purported combativeness distracted readers from the rea

Six more days till the election. As of this writing (October 27), nothing is certain. The election polls are bouncing around like yo-yos.

Many Arab-American voters loathe Bush, but they have little love for his rival.

The largest gathering ever of Native Americans in the nation's capital greets the opening of the NMAI.

Two investigative bombs with long fuses are sizzling under Tom DeLay, America's Machiavelli of gerrymandering and shakedown fundraising.

Not that you missed him while he was gone, but David Duke is back.

While controversy rages across the country over whether computerized voting machines may result in lost or manipulated votes, there is another change in the election system this year that could l

When Ralph Reed was the boyish director of the Christian Coalition, he made opposition to gambling a major plank in his "family values" agenda, calling gambling "a cancer on the American body pol

We return this week to the conservative crusade to destroy the reputation of financier and philanthropist George Soros.

Blogs

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Lesson 1: It's never about race.

December 8, 2014