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Marco Rubio and the Shallow Pit of American Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Politicians like Pat McGrory, Rick Scott and alas, Marco Rubio seem to consider the general pursuit of knowledge not only a waste of time but a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

George Wallace, Rosa Parks, Stokely Carmichael, and the LGBTQ Movement Beyond Marriage

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

Gov. George Wallace is a reminder that recognition of basic legal rights is an essential start but just a beginning and is insufficient on its own. Rosa Parks and Stokely Carmichael are reminders that the only way to forever remove George Wallace from our schoolhouse door is to marry the fight for legal equality with a vigorous fight for community strength and vitality.

... And Justice for All

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I'm a little emotional about same-sex couples accepting Alabama Probate Judges' time-honored offer to newlyweds "You may kiss". These marriages are all the sweeter because when we were married by an Alabama Probate Judge three decades ago, it was a very different world. Sorta.

In Alabama, It's The 1960s All Over Again

Brian Joyce | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Joyce

For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.

The Struggle for Equal Rights Continues

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The tide is shifting both in the judiciary and in the court of public opinion. Civil rights based on race took some time beyond court rulings, but was eventually achieved. Civil rights based on sexual orientation will inevitably follow the same path.

Opposition to Same-sex Marriage Not the Same as Racial Segregation

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Same-sex persons seeking a license to marry neither historically have been nor currently are subjected to mass, gender-based, state-enforced oppression equivalent to the brutality of chattel slavery or wholesale lynchings carried out solely on the basis of the victim's skin color.

What George Wallace Taught Me About Forgiveness

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

There are good and bad people in both genders and all races. I believe, as I hope you do, that there are more good. However, if we don't keep our hearts open, we are limiting the possibilities of building the capability to connect across differences in the future.

States' Rights: The Truth

Richard Brodsky | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Intellectually, there's a case to be made for the rights of state government in the face of federal power. States pre-existed the federal government. States organized and fought a revolution to break free of a strong central government. Washington is, after all, the creation of a contract among sovereign states.

Standing in the Courthouse Door

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The chief justice of Alabama's supreme court is making a stand in the courthouse door. This is not literally happening, the way it did in 1963 when Alabama Gov. George Wallace made a similar stand in the schoolhouse door. But in both cases, high Alabama officials are trying to preserve the state's ability to discriminate against a segment of its population.

Amanda Terkel

Alabama Chief Justice Channels George Wallace In Stand Against Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By 1963, much of the United States was on its way to desegregation. It had been nine years since the Supreme Court issued its Brown v. B...

Who's Trying to Stop Alabama Marriage Now

Matt Baume | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

A federal court ruled that marriage should be starting now in Alabama, but late Sunday night, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore ordered state judges to disobey that federal ruling and block marriages. Now Moore has created a constitutional crisis.

12 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Not Have Run

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When Mitt Romney made his announcement that he wouldn't make another presidential run (for now), it didn't take long for pundits to add their thoughts. Some pointed out that Reagan won on his third presidential campaign. But the other 12 who tried since 1952 didn't.

Making Sense of Selma

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Julie Leininger Pycior

Alas the film's LBJ piece is inaccurate in a fundamental way, leaving the impression that Johnson supposedly was not a fan of voting rights legislation -- had to be convinced -- when that is not true.

10 Things I Learned from Screening 'Selma'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Selma, was not expecting a documentary, just a drama and am shocked people of my age seemingly know so little about this civil rights era. Nonetheless, here are 10 things I learned from screening Selma.

Zaki's Review: Selma

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If there's one thing Selma makes clear, it's just how many parts had to be working in concert for the slow, fitful movement toward progress to occur.

Movie Review: Selma -- The March Goes On

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fifty years separate the events in the film and the headlines of 2014 and it feels as though little has changed.

Gun Used In Assassination Attempt On Gov. George Wallace Being Auctioned

AP | KIM CHANDLER | Posted 12.06.2014 | Weird News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Illinois auction house is selling the revolver that almost killed former Alabama Gov. George Wallace in a 1972 assassinat...

Every Republican Must Answer: Has Barack Obama Really Been Waging a 'War on Whites'?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mo Brooks is a hateful demagogue of the lowest order. That we know. What we don't know is this: Are there any Republicans out there willing to stand up and reject his hate?

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Shelly Sterling's Possible Takeover Bid: Is She Channeling Lurleen Wallace?

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Well, who would'a thunk? No one anticipated that he'd enlist his wife Shelly to essentially take the role of Lurleen Wallace in order to keep the team in the family.

Looking Back on the Year of JFK and MLK, and On to Another Year of Exhaustive Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

Media leadership is vital, too, in breaking out of the echo chamber of the 24-7 news cycle. Enterprise, curiosity, critical assessment form the path to the enriching untold story.

George Wallace's Best Friend Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

When you can call one of the world's most successful comedians "an idiot," you know you're really BFFs. Watch a clip from comedian George Wallace's...

Legendary Comedian's Advice To Millennials

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Is laughter the best medicine? Comedian George Wallace says absolutely! In his new book, "Laff It Off" he offers light hearted self-help advice and gu...

How The GOP Became The 'White Man's Party'

Salon | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics

Few names conjure the recalcitrant South, fighting integration with fire-breathing fury, like that of George Wallace. ...