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Democrats Reflect On Their Sit-In Protesting Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― One month before Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s convention, which would feature a slate of speakers pushing f...

With A New Emmett Till Bill, Senate Says Black Lives Matter

Chris Benson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Benson

Approved by unanimous consent--as in full-body, bipartisan support--the new measure would extend the life of the 2008 Emmett Till Act that has provided $10 million a year to fund FBI investigations of cold cases of civil rights era murders. That original law is set to expire after next year.

Unarmed Truth

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Em Powers Hunter

Like thousands of other people, every mass shooting affected me and I wrote my share of posts related to the carnage, the tragedy, and the helplessness. I had made that promise to myself but political correctness and Facebook friendships be damned. How could anyone look at the pictures and read the heart-breaking stories and not want action?

Democrats In The House Continue To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

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Rolling Realignment About to Flatten Trump & GOP

Mark Green | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg Matalin thinks that Trump can still come back while vanden Heuvel doubts it even though Hillary's no Bernie. But given Trump's awful polls/analytics/infrastructure/party split, Host sees a coming "Rolling Realignment" that'll change government & America.

Friday Talking Points -- Taking The Trump Exit

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.

Constitution Center Is Alive With the Sound of Debate

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

There was a time when Philadelphians and the local media were writing the obituary for the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia. The nadir might have been when the center, which is the only institution chartered by Congress to celebrate democracy's most important document, hosted a Princess Diana exhibit. With the hiring of George Washington University Law Professor Jeffrey Rosen as President and CEO, the once flagging institution has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.

The Democrats Sang A Decades-Old Hymn Of Protest During Their Sit-In

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion

When House Speaker Paul Ryan interrupted Democrats' sit-in over gun control late Wednesday night, the protestors reportedly responded with a song -- t...

Paul Ryan Slams Democrats Over Sit-In, But What Now?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) laid into Democrats on Thursday for causing "chaos" in the House, dismissing their sit-in over gun legi...

John Lewis' Final Sit-In: How Big A Ripple Will It Make?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

It has been 42 years since the current ground-rules emerged, and my gut tells me that we may be on the cusp of yet another major change in how the House is ruled. Any new order will certainly emerge only after the November elections. What it will be is a mystery.

Scenes From The Sit-In: Democrats Act To #DisarmHate

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Amid cries of #NoBillNoBreak there were angry cries and hushed silences from the members of Congress -- and from the gallery. One by one, members stepped forward in the well with testimony -- part eulogy part religious revival. Several recited letters, scripture and songs.

House Democrats End Their Sit-In Protest Over Gun Reform

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 26 hours after Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) strolled across the House floor and sat down to protest the absence of gun reform from the...

You Will Never Be As Ecstatic As This Woman Delivering Pizzas To Rep. John Lewis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who led historic sit-ins in the 1960s, staged another sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives...

Democrats Finally Try To Do Something About The Gun Bloodshed

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Lewis knows blood. And more than 51 years after he led marchers over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in the struggle for ...

Bless You, John!

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Every member of the Democratic caucus and every Republican of integrity should be sitting (in) with Congressman Lewis demanding action on gun control ...

Occupy Congress!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.

Democrats Stage Sit-In On House Floor Over Gun Bills

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats literally sat down on the floor of the House chamber on Wednesday -- and forced the House into a temporary recess -- as part o...

Congressman John Lewis Urges Bates Grads To Get Into 'Good Trouble'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices

U.S. Representative and civil rights hero John R. Lewis left the graduates of Bates College with a stirring message about making change in the world b...

New York City Students Will Now Learn About John Lewis' Life In This Awesome Graphic Novel

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Teachers in New York City public schools will be able to use a graphic novel telling the life story of Rep John Lewis (D-Ga.) to teach students about ...

Harvard Will Own Up To Its Role In Slavery

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.01.2016 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30 (Reuters) - Harvard University plans to install a plaque next week honoring four slaves who worked on the campus in the 170...

John Lewis Was Right: Where Was Bernie?

Tom Sheridan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Tom Sheridan

As a staunch progressive, I freely admit that I have appreciated Bernie Sanders' contribution to the dialogue of this presidential campaign. But, I'm supporting Hillary Clinton -- energetically, enthusiastically and unapologetically -- here's why.

The Voting Rights Act at 51

Ryan Haygood | Posted 03.06.2016 | Black Voices
Ryan Haygood

Regrettably, 51 years after 600 people risked their lives on Bloody Sunday to expand democracy for people of color, and with the 2016 Presidential election fast approaching, too many voters of color here in New Jersey, rather than experiencing increased political participation, are losing their voting rights daily.

The Exposure of the Vast Left-wing Establishment

Earnest Harris | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Earnest Harris

Those in power, even when the power is on a side I support, will support actions that maintain power. The idea of an "establishment" in the women's movement, in the black and Hispanic communities, in the "liberal media," in the Left in general, is not one we typically think of. But that establishment is very real.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.