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Deploying Informants, the FBI Stings Muslims

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

Mosque in Dearborn, Michigan

Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.

The True Story of Sharia in American Courts

Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.

The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program

Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe.

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

Trayvon Martin

What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.

Those new to the cause of defending black life will soon have to face the bleak truth black people have lived with for so long: we don’t often win.

Blogs

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

November 8, 2012

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: The harrowing irony of our current immigration system is that those who will be most affected by immigration policies can’t participate in the election process.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” show how little the Republican candidate knows about overcoming structural inequality. 

October 19, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

Literary prizes aren’t everything, though Mantel’s is worth celebrating.

October 17, 2012

Police officers face tremendous pressure to meet arrest quotas, leading them to "hunt" the very citizens they're supposed to protect.

October 17, 2012

Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.

October 16, 2012

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

October 12, 2012