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Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Why the liberation of African-Americans serves as the key to the liberation of all people of color in the United States.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

Did Islamophobia Fuel the Oak Creek Massacre?

The anti-Muslim hate that might have fueled the the Oak Creek murderer is more widespread than you think.

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

Rev. J. Sella Martin

How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

Blogs

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington fifty years ago.

June 28, 2013

In her emotional testimony during the Zimmerman trial, the star witness stands up for more than herself. 

June 27, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act by striking down Section 4. But the war against voting rights began long before the Court's radical decision.

June 27, 2013

Some members of Congress want not only to fix what the Supreme Court did, but expand the Voting Rights Act further. 

June 25, 2013

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

June 25, 2013

Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.

June 25, 2013

Amending the Constitution will be difficult—but it is necessary. 

June 25, 2013

While the Supreme Court didn’t close the door on race-based programs, it has left their future up in the air.

June 24, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013

Justice Scalia authors an unexpected victory for voting rights today.

June 17, 2013