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Did the Poverty Tour succeed in dramatizing the magnitude of poverty’s impact on America—or simply draw attention to its organizers' criticisms of Obama?

Anders Behring Breivik

What is the link between the Norway killer’s actions and the ideas he espoused?

Why has Obama been cautious in arguing for what’s right? Westen misses the profound impact of race-based attacks on the president.

 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.

As the Obama administration tries to salvage the Secure Communities program, governors and advocates alike are calling it what it is: racial profiling.

As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

Barack Obama

Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

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If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

It’s business as usual for police to kill black people. So why did Michael Brown’s death elicit such a strong reaction?

August 20, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014