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James O'Keefe's Latest Target: Medicaid, and Your Social Safety Net

James O’Keefe’s Latest Target: Medicaid, and Your Social Safety Net

by Jamilah King on July 20 2011, 2:21PM

Estimates show that one in every six people in America receive some form of government assistance. Conservatives like O’Keefe still want to shame them.

Topics: Politics

Leaked Memos Confirm Suspicions About Maxine Waters Ethics Probe

Leaked Memos Confirm Suspicions About Maxine Waters Ethics Probe

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 4:23PM

Those in the Representative’s camp say the new information proves the case to be a bungled partisan affair.

Topics: Politics

Herman Cain: Communities Should Be Able to Ban Mosques

Herman Cain: Communities Should Be Able to Ban Mosques

by Jamilah King on July 18 2011, 10:48AM

The presidential hopeful once again takes aim at Islam.

Topics: Politics

What Would Michele Bachmann Think of Your Family? [Reader Forum]

What Would Michele Bachmann Think of Your Family? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on July 18 2011, 9:13AM

The GOP is pedaling away from a racially toxic family values pledge. Will this be the end of social conservative racebaiting (for this week)? Readers chime in.

Topics: Politics

Does the Road to Prison Reform Wind Through the Right Wing?

Does the Road to Prison Reform Wind Through the Right Wing?

by Shani O. Hilton on July 15 2011, 9:52AM

Things have moved slowly on Capitol Hill. Now, NAACP says conservative allies may speed things up.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, Politics

Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain's 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain’s 1996 Gospel Album Hits the Web

by Bryan Gerhart on July 14 2011, 1:30PM

And believe it or not, the man can sing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Bachmann Out for 'Slavery' Vow

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Bachmann Out for ‘Slavery’ Vow

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2011, 11:02AM

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg schools Michele Bachmann and tells her to get her act together.

Topics: Media, Politics

With Bachmann's 'Slavery' Vow, More Tea-Party Seepage into Mainstream

With Bachmann’s ‘Slavery’ Vow, More Tea-Party Seepage into Mainstream

by Channing Kennedy on July 12 2011, 11:00AM

Bachmann may be the loudest, but she’s certainly not alone.

Topics: Politics

Here Are Your Top White Supremacist Presidential Hopefuls

Here Are Your Top White Supremacist Presidential Hopefuls

by Bryan Gerhart on July 11 2011, 1:30PM

No office is too small to promote hate in a country that needs anything but.

Topics: Politics

Questions Remain in Ethics Committee Probe of Maxine Waters

Questions Remain in Ethics Committee Probe of Maxine Waters

by Bryan Gerhart on July 6 2011, 10:06AM

If there’s nothing wrong, why such hesitancy to let us know what’s going on?

Topics: Politics

Labor Wars: Michigan is the New Wisconsin

Labor Wars: Michigan is the New Wisconsin

by Akiba Solomon on June 29 2011, 10:04AM

GOP-appointed emergency managers have unchecked power over Michigan’s public purse strings. We should all be very afraid.

Topics: Politics

Indiana Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

Indiana Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood, Says Federal Judge

by Asraa Mustufa on June 28 2011, 11:12AM

But the right is plowing ahead with its state-level movement to block the group’s reproductive health services, which are crucial to women of color in many cities.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

In Defense, Sort of, of Black Republican Herman Cain

In Defense, Sort of, of Black Republican Herman Cain

by Channing Kennedy on June 27 2011, 1:30PM

It’s easy to dismiss the presidential candidate’s rhetoric, but much harder to ignore the very real foundations of black conservatives.

Topics: Politics

Survey Says: Capitol Hill's Staff Is Lily White

Survey Says: Capitol Hill’s Staff Is Lily White

by Shani O. Hilton on June 24 2011, 12:06PM

We asked some staffers of color what that means for public policy, and why it’s such an intransigent problem.

Topics: Politics

Do Airlines Have a Double Standard for Black Passengers? Take Our Poll Interactive

Do Airlines Have a Double Standard for Black Passengers? Take Our Poll

by Jorge Rivas on June 24 2011, 11:12AM

US Airways has sparked widespread criticism with its “sagging pants” controversy. We want to know what you think.

Topics: Politics

This Season's Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

This Season’s Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 2:00PM

Turn Right USA turned Janice Hahn into a red-eyed devil stripper while black men surround her and say, “Yeah, gimme your cash, bitch.” Seriously.

Topics: Politics

Bobby Jindal's Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

Bobby Jindal’s Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

by Asraa Mustufa on June 13 2011, 2:38PM

Will Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s health care privatization scheme turn into the next big-business scandal for the GOP?

Topics: Politics

Herman Cain: I'd Put Gays in My Cabinet, Since They'd Be Anti-Sharia

Herman Cain: I’d Put Gays in My Cabinet, Since They’d Be Anti-Sharia

by Channing Kennedy on June 7 2011, 3:53PM

Yup. It’s election season.

Topics: Politics

Don't Call Them

Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial”—How Young People Actually Think About Race

by Dom Apollon on June 7 2011, 2:41PM

A three-part series in which Dom Apollon breaks down the findings from a series of focus groups with Millennials on everything from Barack Obama to criminal justice.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren't the Same

Chicago Study Proves That All Young Black Voters Aren’t the Same

by Asraa Mustufa on June 6 2011, 10:00AM

It’s time for a more nuanced approach to address the needs of young voters of color.

Topics: Politics