by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 12:54PM
The overwhelmingly white voters today will choose which candidates the country will have to consider seriously.
by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2012, 12:58PM
Mitt Romney says he’ll veto the DREAM Act but he is, however, delighted about giving immigrants a path to permanent residency if they serve the military.
by Terry Keleher on December 23 2011, 9:29AM
Dear President Obama, I’m no longer expecting miracles. And I know it’s gonna take a whole movement to raise some real hope and change. But in the spirit of the season, I’m just making my wishes clear.
by Kai Wright on December 22 2011, 1:55PM
Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner told a church gathering that Michelle Obama’s butt is too big, so she has no right leading an anti-obesity campaign. Seriousy.
by Jamilah King on December 22 2011, 9:56AM
Operatives from both parties will be courting young voters in 2012, but it’s crucial to understand what drives young people to political action in the first place.
by Kai Wright on December 20 2011, 11:55AM
Rumors, rumors. The election’s coming, so might as well start now playing the what-if game.
by Kai Wright on December 19 2011, 10:16AM
The Texas libertarian is leading a new poll of Iowa Republicans, stealing the scene from Newt Gingrich. Among Paul’s greatest hits: Bragging that he’d have voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
by Rinku Sen on December 19 2011, 9:43AM
Quiet as it’s kept, we’re making real progress toward a just society. So next year, writes Rinku Sen, I’m keeping three imperatives: avoid triumphalism, put an explicit racial analysis front and center in national debates, and fight like hell.
by Jorge Rivas on December 16 2011, 6:40PM
The Republican presidential candidate continues to test the waters to see how many moderates he can win without alienating the far right.
by Shani O. Hilton on December 15 2011, 9:42AM
Both Democrats and Republicans put the bulk of their primary campaign efforts into states with largely white electorates. Meanwhile, voters of color seem like just an afterthought in the process.
by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 11:10AM
And he’ll have to back up his words in 2012.
by Jorge Rivas on December 8 2011, 1:04PM
Jobless demonstrators have stormed Capitol Hill this week, but are seeing (and recording) doors shut in their faces by elected officials, who must vote on an extension of unemployment benefits this month.
by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2011, 1:16PM
Advocates say the decision sends a clear message to politicians who might attempt to suppress voters in 2012.
by Shani O. Hilton on December 5 2011, 9:30AM
From welfare reform to the expansion of the nation’s prisons, the GOP frontrunner was the face of an onslaught of policies that disproportionately impacted black Americans.
by Julianne Hing on November 28 2011, 9:55AM
And considering the remarkable rightward shift the GOP’s taken in recent years, that backlash could be huge.
by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2011, 9:45AM
Thee USNS Medgar Evers will deliver food, ammunition, fuel and supplies to other ships at sea.
by Jorge Rivas on November 22 2011, 1:01PM
Watch a then 29-year-old Obama’s first national television appearance.