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Learning to Live Together

James E. Ryan | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
James E. Ryan

"Unless our children begin to learn together, there is little hope that our people will ever begin to live together." Justice Thurgood Marshall penned these words 40 years ago, as part of his stirring dissent in Milliken v. Bradley. As we head into another school year, and especially in light of recent events, it is worth pausing to consider his warning.

'Silence Patton': First Victim of the Cold War

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise...

I Am Julian Assange

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Moore

WikiLeaks has shown there is an America in civics textbooks and an America that functions differently in the real world. Adequate information might move us closer to the ideal. I want to know.

The Corporate Lobbyists Behind the Tea Parties

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Before any media accepts the idea that the "tea parties" are just a grassroots outpouring of populist sentiment, they ought to take a look behind the curtain.

Novak and "The Bradley Effect"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Robert Novak's column last week led with this reference to the Pennsylvania exit poll results: When Pennsylvania exit polls came out late Tuesday a...

"Outliers" for April 2

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Gary Langer averages airworthy national polls and considers coverage problems in a "global" poll. Kathy Frankovic pays homage to Phil Meyer's contribu...

Some Context on the Democratic Defectors

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Brian Schaffner provides some helpful context for the Gallup "Democratic defector" results that we linked to earlier today. He notes a Pew Research Ce...