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Civil Rights

  1. covid-19
    Biden Leaps Into Fight With Republican Governors Over School Mask MandatesThough the dispute will wind up in court, the administration is using some creative ideas to stop GOP leaders from blocking mask mandates.
  2. crime
    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Officers in George Floyd’s DeathDerek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers have been indicted on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
  3. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  4. vision 2020
    How Georgia Became the Ultimate Battleground StateGeorgia Democrats have slowly come back after brief successes under Carter and Clinton. But in the January Senate runoffs, they have their big chance.
  5. vision 2020
    Will 2020 Be Jimmy Carter’s Revenge?The Democratic South is rising again, but this time it’s multiracial and progressive.
  6. past is prologue
    The Reasons To Not Like IkeAs the new Eisenhower Memorial opens, a more measured examination of the 34th president and his legacy is appropriate.
  7. civil rights
    D.C.’s Lone Representative Thinks She Might Have Some Company in Congress Soon“You feel that you are not treated as an American citizen in your own country,” she told Intelligencer.
  8. racism
    No, Uncle Joe, Trump Is Hardly Our First Racist PresidentTrump may rival the most racist of presidents given the context of their times, but he hardly invented presidential racism.
  9. filibuster reform
    Could Civil Rights Force Democrats to Kill the Filibuster?Voting rights and racial-justice legislation may provide the perfect reason for Democrats to unite in favor of filibuster reform.
  10. republicans
    Actually, D.C. Is Full of ‘Real People’GOP senators are sounding some old-fashioned dog whistles while arguing against statehood for Washington, D.C.
  11. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  12. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  13. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  14. drunk history
    The Pandemic Has Led to an Outbreak of Terrible Historical AnalogiesTrump and his allies are using the coronavirus to warp history. We can’t ignore their delusions.
  15. civil rights
    The Woman at the Center of a Major Trans Rights Case Has DiedAimee Stephens, whose life was at the center of a case currently being heard by the Supreme Court, died at home on Tuesday.
  16. nikki haley
    Haley Says Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ Confederate Battle FlagMost of us thought Haley got it when she took down the Battle Flag from South Carolina’s statehouse in 2015. That assessment may have been premature.
  17. politics
    Reverend William Barber on the Political Power of Poor People“We have the Republicans racializing poverty and the Democrats running from poverty,” the Poor People’s Campaign leader says. But that can change.
  18. kennedy assassination
    JFK’s Complicated Legacy on the Anniversary of His AssassinationHis tragically shortened presidency was shrouded by myth and distorted by the family dynasty.
  19. vision 2020
    Cory Booker Has Lost That Loving FeelingBeing the candidate of love and unity hasn’t worked too well for Cory Booker. Looks like he is trying some angry aggressiveness instead.
  20. profile
    The Civil-Rights Lawyer Starting a Legal Crusade Against Police BrutalityBen Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Tamir Rice — and he may be the hardest-working attorney in the country.
  21. vision 2020
    Will the Debate Put Mayor Pete’s Campaign Back on Track?Buttigieg had a good debate performance, and was properly contrite in addressing a recent police shooting in his city. But he has more work to do.
  22. historical revisionism
    Yes, Candace, the Southern Strategy Is RealIn an egregious statement of historical revisionism, right-wing controversialist Candace Owens denies some very basic facts.
  23. politics
    At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire Destroys a Building, But Not a MissionThe Highlander Center, a longtime target of racist attacks, shows its resilience again after a white-power symbol is found at the scene of a fire.
  24. what’s past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  25. religion
    ‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain FutureAfter a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
  26. donald trump
    Trump (Accidentally) Praises the ‘Abolition of Civil Rights’The “very good brain” has a very bad slipup.
  27. encounter
    Shaun King on Relaunching The North Star and His Online PersonaThe controversial activist asks, “What would Frederick Douglass do?”
  28. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  29. migrant caravan
    Tear-Gassing Migrant Children at Protests Is Not ‘Un-American’Children have been targeted for violence throughout U.S. history to deter their elders from protesting.
  30. 2018 midterms
    Mike Espy’s Quest to Make Southern History in Mississippi’s Senate RunoffIf he pulls off an upset against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy would be the first African-American Democrat to win a Senate seat in the former Confederacy.
  31. voting rights
    Democrats May Have Lost to Brian Kemp, But They Can Still Capture His Old JobThe race to choose Kemp’s replacement as secretary of State appears headed for a runoff. It will be key to Georgia’s political future.
  32. john mccain
    GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  33. john mccain
    Federal Building Named After Segregationist Might Be Renamed After McCainIt’s time to remove the name of the genteel racist Richard Russell from the Senate’s oldest office building. Giving it McCain’s is a good pretext.
  34. civil rights
    Conservative Christian Baker Back in Court Over a Gender-Transition CakeJack Phillips is probably hoping to get a better answer from a Supreme Court where Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy.
  35. ‘New Information’ Leads DOJ to Reopen Emmett Till Murder CaseIn a book released last year, the woman who had accused Till of harassing her admitted it was a lie.
  36. How We Can Get a More Equal UnionFifty years since the Kerner Commission’s landmark study of racial inequality, we face similar problems. The issue lies in how we talk about equality.
  37. We Should Take Oprah 2020 Seriously, But Not LiterallyThe minute Oprah Winfrey becomes a politician, she’ll lose altitude, but she’d start from lofty heights.
  38. new york city
    Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27She had become a major civil-rights advocate after the death of her father at the hands of police in 2014.
  39. Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand Against Protecting Gay WorkersThe Dept. of Justice’s new position is that federal civil-rights law doesn’t cover employees targeted by anti-gay bias
  40. A Century After JFK’s Birth, White Catholics and Black Voters Have Drifted ApartIn 1960, overwhelming percentages of those demographics lifted him to the presidency. That coalition is broken today.
  41. DeVos Appoints Professional Clinton-Hater to Key Civil-Rights PositionThe woman who will for the time being run DoEd’s Office of Civil Rights has has quite the career of ideological extremism and intense partisanship.
  42. Trump’s Justice Department Drops Opposition to Texas Voter-ID LawAfter six years of fighting the law, the DOJ suddenly decided that Texas Republicans couldn’t possibly have intended to disadvantage minority voters.
  43. Trump’s Pick to Enforce Civil Rights Is an Expert at Defending GOP Voting LawsJohn Gore has defended Republican redistricting plans and voting-roll purges against allegations of civil-rights violations.
  44. Paul LePage Explains Civil Rights to John LewisApparently the man who was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge needs to thank Republicans.
  45. Racist or Not, Sessions Chose the Wrong Side in the Fight for Voting RightsWe should fear that Trump’s attorney general pick will use his enormous powers against the powerless — because he’s done it before.
  46. Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting RightsAfter the state supreme court blocked his executive order to re-enfranchise 200,000 people.
  47. early and often
    Justice Department Investigates Civil-Rights Violation in Arizona PrimaryThe department is investigating reports of disproportionate wait times in areas with high levels of minority voters.
  48. select all
    Could Cops Use Facebook Reactions to Target Criminals?The fraught relationship between law enforcement and social media will only be further complicated by Facebook’s new feature.
  49. civil rights
    Footage Emerges of Bernie Sanders Being Arrested at 1963 Antisegregation ProtestIt will surely bolster Sanders’s civil-rights record, which some in the Clinton campaign have recently called into question.
  50. in conversation
    In Conversation: DeRay MckessonThe activist talks about the new civil-rights movement he helped launch, the conspiracy theories he’s inspired, and that blue vest.
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