I'll give George "Dubya" Bush this: He knew the GOP had no future if did not transform a good number of black Americans into homeowners ("ownership society") and Mexicans into US citizens. Both projects failed spectacularly (one because of greed; the other, sheer racism), and now the GOP is stuck with an aging and undereducated white base that's becoming more hysterical and irrational the more it shrinks.
The Boston Globe certifies the death of something that may never have been alive: President George W. Bush's "ownership society." Reporting on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan's decision to spend $4.25 billion i... Read Post
Kenan Malik critiques it: There are two ways over the past half-century in which we've stopped treating people as citizens. One is through racism. The racist says "you're not a citizen, you don't have full rights in this society bec... Read Post