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Affirmative action, in theory, is a matter of distributive justice, which is why liberals and progressives tend to look benevolently on it while conservatives and libertarians consider it a trave

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

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I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

Can we talk about the economic devastation of American cities and black communities before someone else is killed?

May 1, 2015

If you want to understand what is happening in Baltimore, listen to Makayla Gilliam-Price and learn about her family.

May 1, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Camden Yards can be seen as a symbol of what ails urban America, and it’s hardly alone.

April 28, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015