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Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

Why Wisconsin GOP Is Keen on Voter IDs

by Kai Wright on March 18 2011, 2:05PM

Jeff Chang points out it’s because youth organizing was so key for Wisc. Dems from 2004 to 2008.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 10:20AM

Dozens of states are already gearing up efforts to surpress voting among people of color and youth.

Topics: Politics, Wisconsin

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn't Fire on Race

Obama Gears Up for a Gun Fight, but Doesn’t Fire on Race

by Shani O. Hilton on March 17 2011, 6:30PM

Race is conspicuously missing from a growing D.C. conversation about gun violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O'Keefe's Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O’Keefe’s Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2011, 5:24PM

No matter how badly he bungles it, his so-called journalism keeps getting the smear-job done.

Topics: Media, Politics

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After

Herman Cain Wants To Lead After “This First Black President Thing”

by Thoai Lu on March 15 2011, 1:28PM

So who is this guy? The latest GOP primary sideshow.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison's Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Defense of Muslim American Patriots

by Kai Wright on March 11 2011, 11:22AM

Here’s video of Ellison’s testimony at Peter King’s Muslim “radicalization” hearing.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Politics

The 'Congressional Theater' of Peter King's Muslim Hearings

The ‘Congressional Theater’ of Peter King’s Muslim Hearings

by Shani O. Hilton on March 11 2011, 11:00AM

Democrats argue King’s probe of “radicalization” in Muslim American communities is both useless and dangerous.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Dingell to Peter King: Don't Become the Next McCarthy

Dingell to Peter King: Don’t Become the Next McCarthy

by Shani O. Hilton on March 10 2011, 12:31PM

Homeland Security hearings into the “radicalization” of Muslim Americans begin with push back from Democratic lawmakers.

Topics: National Security, Politics

Census: California's Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

Census: California’s Latino and Asian Populations On the Rise

by Jorge Rivas on March 9 2011, 4:50PM

Big changes could be in store for the state’s political landscape.

Topics: Politics

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

Shirley Sherrod: Moving Past Colorblind, Toward the End of Racism

by Shirley Sherrod on March 8 2011, 10:00AM

Having battled racism all my life, I have to wonder how this wonderful nation can overcome its obsession with skin color.

Topics: Politics

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

Foreclosed Families Descend on Capitol to Make Wall Street Pay

by Shani O. Hilton on March 8 2011, 9:43AM

Protestors call for the jailing of Wall Street bankers.

Topics: Politics

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget's Effects Still Uncertain

Government Shutdown Delayed, But Budget’s Effects Still Uncertain

by Shani O. Hilton on March 3 2011, 5:06PM

Nothing that’s currently on the table bodes especially well for the poor and folks of color.

Topics: Politics

Who's Behind the GOP's Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

Who’s Behind the GOP’s Anti-Sharia Law Crusade? A White Supremacist

by Jamilah King on March 3 2011, 1:32PM

David Yerushalmi doesn’t just hate Muslims. He hates everyone who’s not white.

Topics: Politics

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee 'Misspoke' About Obama and Kenya

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee ‘Misspoke’ About Obama and Kenya

by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 1:39PM

But the drive to paint the president as a dangerous ‘other’ won’t stop any time soon.

Topics: Politics

Texas Group Offers Scholarships Exclusively for White Males

Texas Group Offers Scholarships Exclusively for White Males

by Jamilah King on March 2 2011, 12:11PM

Let the pity party begin.

Topics: Politics

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on February 25 2011, 1:46PM

Policy experts say from prisons to social services, the folks who have the least can expect to lose the most.

Topics: Politics

Justice Department Won't Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

Justice Department Won’t Defend Federal Same Sex Marriage Ban

by Shani O. Hilton on February 23 2011, 3:15PM

It’s a major reversal in the administration’s previously tentative posturing.

Topics: Politics

Malcolm X's Fearless Commitment to Freedom 46 Years Later

Malcolm X’s Fearless Commitment to Freedom 46 Years Later

by Jamilah King on February 21 2011, 1:42PM

It’s been 46 years since he was shot and killed.

Topics: Politics

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

by Raquel Brown on February 18 2011, 5:55PM

Thousands swarm the Capitol to fight back as new GOP Gov. Scott Walker tries to end collective bargaining for public workers.

Topics: Economy, Politics, Wisconsin