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Catholics Mobilize on Climate Change

According to Coral Davenport, Republican presidential candidates aren't just going to be hearing about climate change from the Pope. As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman...

"Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters"

That is a picture of the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, AL. In the background is a paraphrase from the book of Amos...

Daylight Photo & Video

Happy Summer Solstice! And what better way to celebrate the longest daylight of the year than with a little George Harrison....

Women's Tales

Much like Ed, I've had a pretty heavy heart over the last few days as a result of the shootings in Charleston. So because its the weekend, I'm going to...

Right Wing Media and Their "Racialized Political Fodder"

In what is purported to be Dylann Roof's "manifesto," he writes that this is where it all began: The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I...

Michelle Obama Articulates a Feminist Foreign Policy

On her first foreign trip as FLOTUS in April 2009, Michelle Obama visited Elizabeth Garret Anderson school for girls in London. Her emotional interaction with the students obviously had an...

Careful the Tale You Tell...Children Will Listen

Last year I wrote about how my otherwise good-hearted grandmother, who grew up in Kentucky, learned to be racist. While I can't particularly point to this textbook, I'm sure she...

For Republican Candidates, It's White Evangelicals 13 and Latinos 1

Remember that Republican Party autopsy after the 2012 election? One of their six big take-aways was that GOP candidates needed to do a better job of reaching out to Latinos...

Daylight Video

You'll have to get past the dated costumes in this one. If you can do that, just let Maurice White's healing groove grab you. We've come together on this special...

Day's End and Weekend Watch

I say things like this every time slavery or the civil rights movement comes up, and it sounds trite, but it's kinda important to me personally to insist that the...

Martin O'Malley Is...Seriously Miffed

So here's what Martin O'Malley is sending out today to his email list: I'm pissed. I'm pissed that after an unthinkable tragedy like the one in South Carolina yesterday, instead...

The Permanent Campaign Without an Election

Michele Bachmann last ran for re-election to Congress in 2012, not too long after her presidential candidacy crashed and burned. But guess what? Her reelection campaign account is still open...

The Criminal Record Millstone

There's a lot of talk, some of it even bipartisan, these days about the need for criminal justice reform and for doing something to create upward mobility for poor and...

Lunch Buffet

Don't know about you, but I'm still a little shaken up by yesterday's events, and already resigned to the fact that most white Americans will have probably forgotten about it...

Blue Islands of Health Care Coverage

Greg Sargent makes a pretty important point today with some help from the Kaiser Family Foundation: there's no particular reason to believe that an adverse SCOTUS decision in the King...

No Longer May It Wave!

So there's a reason for the grotesque fact that even as the US and South Carolina flags were lowered to half-mast in recognition of the murderous terrorist attack on Emanuel...

Ballot Access Problem For Bernie Sanders?

In what I assume is a moment of mischief, former NH Republican congressman Charlie Bass has penned a WaPo op-ed suggesting that Bernie Sanders' robust poll numbers in NH may...

First Step Down the Winding Path to the Fast Track

So the House took the first step in a highly convoluted strategy towards the enactment of Trade Promotion Authority yesterday, confirming an earlier narrow vote on a free-standing Fast Track...

The Abrasively Boring Kasich Making His Move!

I guess Jeb Bush's underwhelming performance in the Invisible Primary for 2016 makes this inevitable, though I still don't get it. "It" is the conviction by some elements of the...

The Continued Tragedy of Gun-Free Zones

You knew this argument would emerge the moment the news broke of a terrorist gun massacre in Charleston. Wonkette is all over it: That was fast! It only took a...

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