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The Cajun and Creole folks of Ville Platte, LA, learned long ago not to
rely on the government for help. It the wake of hurricanes they
launched a homemade rescue-and-relief effort to save their community.

Follow a mythical voyage through America's nightmare, on a
ship with an uncaring captain, a subsequent shipwreck, and the poor are
left behind to perish.

In Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times, the frontier president
is cast as a one-man beacon for democracy. But Jackson's core belief
was a fervent defense of land.

The Wicked Witch stomps in his defense and the wise old tortoise
explains his reasoning. But Mother Courage knows the truth behind
William Bennett's racist comments.

What's really shocking about Bill Bennett's public
fantasies of reducing crime by aborting black babies is the ease with which conservative critics cast lawlessness in racial terms.

New Orleans did not die an accidental death--it was murdered by
deliberate design and planned neglect. Here are twenty-five urgent
questions from the people who live in a city submerged in anger and
frustration.

It took a Gulf Coast hurricane to make Americans aware
of the poverty in their own backyard. Now it's time for public policies
that end racial segregation, so that the poor in this country will not
continue to suffer.

New Orleans, a city full of idiosyncrasies, must be restored for the benefit of the nation as a whole.

In the face of unprecedented manpower problems, the Pentagon is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to target young Latinos for military recruitment.

What happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic consequence of the belief that cutting public spending makes for a better society.

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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