Democrats gained steam in Tuesday's off-year elections, making it even more obvious that two significant Southern states are up for grabs in 2008.
The San Diego wildfires should prompt political candidates to address the fact that communities across America are ill-equipped to deal with natural and unnatural disasters.
Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.
Illegal immigrants are the invisible victims of the California
Some herald the election of an Indian-American Republican governor as a milestone, but the poor and black citizens of Louisiana aren't among them.
Undocumented immigrants who have survived for years living along San Diego's hillsides and canyons now find themselves left out of relief efforts in the Southern California fires.
After years of performing executions at a pace that scares the bejesus out of the civilized world, Texas has put the brakes on its machine as the Supreme Court considers lethal injection.
Jena, Louisiana, has become a national symbol of racial injustice, as civil rights activists converge on the town to protest a miscarriage of justice against six black teens.
Thousands of civil rights activists are heading to Louisiana this week to protest a case of gross injustice--and the system that supports racial inequality across America.
Opposition to the Iraq War has created some unlikely alliances in Kentucky, much to the chagrin of Senator Mitch McConnell.