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Does Jeb Bush Know Anything?

Jeb Bush has worked in politics for 35 years, and has been a potential presidential candidate for at least 10, but there's still so much he doesn't know. He doesn't know what's causing climate change. He doesn't know whether the Ira...

National Review Magazine's Racism Denial, Then and Now

Countless people were heartbroken by the news of Wednesday's massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, but conservative writer Mona Charen seems to have been doubly upset. Writing in National Review, she RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Why Republican Candidates Are Afraid to Admit That the Charleston Massacre Was About Race

In 2008, when Barack Obama was first running for President, 50 percent of Democrats supported gay marriage. To put it another way, more than 40 percent of all Democrats embraced a

South Carolina's Complicated Relationship With the Death Penalty

If prosecutors convict Dylann Storm Roof and then seek the death penalty—and despite calls from Governor Nikki Haley,

Even Conservative Media Thinks South Carolina Should Take Down the Confederate Flag

The alleged Charleston shooter's apparent embrace of the Confederate flag has renewed calls for South Carolina to take down the one at the State House grounds in Columbia, where it flies above a monument to Confederate soldiers (and which RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Jeb Bush Has a Point: He Shouldn't Get His Climate Policy from Religion

In the days surrounding the release of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, a number of Republicans h

No Quarter, No Sanctuary, No Succor

A hated people need safe spaces, but often find they are scarce. Racism aims to crowd out those sanctuaries; even children changing into church choir robes in Alabama have been blown out of this world by dynamite. That is racism’s purpose, its raison d’etre, and it has done its job well

Clementa Pinckney's Faith Fueled His Politics

The last time that State Senator Tom Davis saw Clementa Pinckney, the two legislators had just wrapped up their votes for the day in the South Carolina Statehouse, where Pinckney served alongside his work as a Christian pastor. “He told me he wasn’t going to be able to stick around,” recalls D

Our Racist History Isn't Back to Haunt Us. It Never Left Us.

When, on Wednesday night, a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof entered the Charleston church founded by former slave Denmark Vesey on the anniversary of Vesey’s planned 1822 slave rebellion and shot and killed nine people, he provided the United States with the latest installment of a histo

Gun Laws Won't End Mass Shootings. They Will Reduce Gun Homicides.

President Barack Obama noted he has “had to make statements like this too many times” when he delivered remarks on Thursday about the nine people who were killed in a mass shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina black historical church. He specified the role the nation’s gun laws play in this

The Charleston Suspect Is a Racist, But Republicans Claim His Motives Are Unclear

Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican governor, made a curiously obtuse statement on Facebook in the aftermath of Wednesday's massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. "While we do not yet k

The Long, Troubled History of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church

Charleston bills itself as “America’s most historic city,” and the tragic massacre that took place yesterday at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is merely the latest episode in a long saga of violence waged against that particular congregation and its leadership.

ISIS's Toughest Enemy Should Be Taken Off America's Terrorist List

In Syria, the American-led coalition has provided air support for the Kurdish People’s Protection Forces (YPG) as they march into the Raqqa Governate and liberate the strategically important ISIS city of Tal Abyad.

Hillary Clinton, Today Is Your Moment to Talk About American Racism

Shortly after a gunman killed nine congregants of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church 

The Remarkable Life of Denmark Vesey, Co-Founder of Charleston's Emanuel Church

Denmark Vesey, a co-founder of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were shot dead on Wednesday night, began life as a slave and died trying to free others. Vesey’s early life remains a mystery—he was born around 1767, likely in either S

Pope Francis Is Not the BFD on Climate That Everyone Thinks He Is

The release on Thursday of Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Laudato Si' (Praised Be to You), has provided a rare moment of hope in the worldwide battle

Democrats Are Fed Up with the SEC’s Weak Financial Crimefighting

The progressive movement has declared war on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its chair, Mary Jo White. An uncoordinated yet scathing series of reports, letters and appeals have honed in on the New Deal-era regulatory body. And the fight is really about the agency’s long-term direc

Pope Francis's Vision of a Moral Ecology Will Challenge Both Republicans and Democrats

Jeb Bush wants you to know he won’t be taking marching orders from Pope Francis when it comes to political or economic matters. “I don’t get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope,” Bush said at a RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Israeli Policy Shouldn't Be Off Limits for Democrats in 2016

In a click-baitingly titled Wall Street Journal op-ed Tuesday, Michael Oren, the former historian/turned Israeli ambassador to the United States /turned Member of the Israeli Knesset, accused President Obama of abandonin

Climate Deniers Say Nope to "Red Pope"

Climate change deniers never needed to know exactly what Pope Francis would say in his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment and climate change, which isn't released officially until Thursday. It was never about the content of Francis’ document, which were a mystery until a near-final,

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