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The Self-Destruction of Government-vs.-the People Ideology

The Self-Destruction of Government-vs.-the People Ideology

by Kai Wright on January 10 2011, 11:33AM

The violence in Arizona is about more than Sarah Palin’s semantics.

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Jesse Jackson, Jr.: We Should Read the WHOLE Constitution

Jesse Jackson, Jr.: We Should Read the WHOLE Constitution

by Kai Wright on January 7 2011, 12:14PM

Originalists cherry pick the original ideas they want to (publicly) revere.

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How to Teach Race Through Huck Finn, Without Rewriting It

How to Teach Race Through Huck Finn, Without Rewriting It

by Kai Wright on January 7 2011, 11:08AM

Reader Tim Jones-Yelvington offers a course guide.

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House Republicans Stage a Mighty Expensive Opening Scene

House Republicans Stage a Mighty Expensive Opening Scene

by Kai Wright on January 6 2011, 11:38AM

Vanity Fair says their Constitution-reading stunt costs more than a million bucks.

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Why Jim Needs to Remain Huck Finn's

Why Jim Needs to Remain Huck Finn’s “Nigger”

by Kai Wright on January 5 2011, 10:42AM

A well-meaning effort to make Mark Twain’s novel teachable removes the lesson.

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2010 in Review: Disasters, Deportations and DREAMs Rising

2010 in Review: Disasters, Deportations and DREAMs Rising

by Kai Wright on December 27 2010, 12:07PM

Happy holidays from Colorlines. We’ll ee you in 2011.

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Flying Pigs, Purple Sky, Happy Negroes in Haley Barbour's Mississippi

Flying Pigs, Purple Sky, Happy Negroes in Haley Barbour’s Mississippi

by Kai Wright on December 21 2010, 1:25PM

The presidential aspirant continues rewriting history.

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ColorLines Slows Its Roll for the Holidays

by Kai Wright on December 20 2010, 11:00AM

But we’re still here with features shedding light on the year in communities of color.

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Rep. Peter King Vows Muslim Witch Hunt in New Congress

Rep. Peter King Vows Muslim Witch Hunt in New Congress

by Kai Wright on December 19 2010, 3:49PM

The race-baiting of campaign season will soon be the business of government.

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Census Report: Cities More Integrated Than in 100 Years

Census Report: Cities More Integrated Than in 100 Years

by Kai Wright on December 14 2010, 2:07PM

The Census Bureau starts a massive data dump. We’ll try to put the findings in context.

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Best of Bernie Sanders: The Disease of Greed

Best of Bernie Sanders: The Disease of Greed

by Kai Wright on December 13 2010, 3:32PM

Got a favorite selection from Friday’s #filibernie?

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The Shrinking Black Middle Class Infographic

The Shrinking Black Middle Class

by Kai Wright on December 13 2010, 11:14AM

More data proving just how little mobility there is in America—and just how much it differs by race.

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Inequality Is Our Economy's Core Problem--That's Why Taxes Matter

Inequality Is Our Economy’s Core Problem—That’s Why Taxes Matter

by Kai Wright on December 9 2010, 4:47PM

Closing the income and wealth gaps isn’t an ideal, as the president suggests. It’s the whole point.

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The Queen of Soul’s Vibrant Court

by Kai Wright on December 9 2010, 1:49PM

Our thoughts are with Aretha, and all of the talents she’s inspired.

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Obama's Statement on House Passage of the DREAM Act

Obama’s Statement on House Passage of the DREAM Act

by Kai Wright on December 9 2010, 11:06AM

The White House has been a vocal backer of the bill in the lame-duck session.

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Julian Bond Chimes in for Global LGBT Campaign’s Launch

by Kai Wright on December 8 2010, 2:31PM

People are killed for being queer around the world. More people should know that.

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Obama's Bizarre, Offensive Effort to Equate Tax Cuts and Abolition

Obama’s Bizarre, Offensive Effort to Equate Tax Cuts and Abolition

by Kai Wright on December 8 2010, 12:38PM

Slavery was not a great example of a compromise Mr. President.

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Landrieu: Tax Cut Deal Steals from Poor, Black Families for Rich

Landrieu: Tax Cut Deal Steals from Poor, Black Families for Rich

by Kai Wright on December 7 2010, 12:58PM

Progressive economists give it a meh.

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Third Parties and Tequila Shots

by Kai Wright on December 6 2010, 12:54PM

It starts with jokes and murmurs, but Democrats shouldn’t go on expecting blind support.

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It's Not About Tax Cuts. Obama Must Stand in Defense of Government

It’s Not About Tax Cuts. Obama Must Stand in Defense of Government

by Kai Wright on December 6 2010, 11:51AM

ColorLines Editor Kai Wright says the president can fight now, or we can all lose later.

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