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Is This the End of Democracy?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.

Q&A With The Late Coretta Scott King

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

The family of Martin Luther King has survived a great deal since the following 2004 interview took place in Atlanta. Coretta King had moved from her l...

The Challenges to Black Media Under President Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Clarence B. Jones

Critical and constructive analysis of President Obama's policies is certainly more useful than our Black Media's continued uncritical celebration of our new president.

Dr. King's Other Dream: Ending Poverty

Joel Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Berg

Had America ever chosen to do so, it could have wiped out domestic poverty and hunger far more rapidly than it could have achieved King's goals of racial equality or world peace.

Obama's Promised Land?

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

As a fellow fighter who stood with Dr. King in the last moments before his death, I feel blessed to know that what will happen the night of Aug. 28, 2008, would make him very proud.

Was James Earl Ray Martin Luther King's Killer? Doubts Remain

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The BBC reports: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 40 years ago on 4 April 1968. A year later, James Ear...

Did Edwards Slip Help Clinton In New Hampshire?

Political Wire | Stuart Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While some will suggest that Sen. Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire victory can be traced to her emotional comments shortly before the primary, and othe...

Obama Campaign Co-Chair Questions Hillary's Tears

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tears are now officially an issue in Campaign 2008. Obama's national campaign co-chair, Jesse Jackson, Jr., just went on MSNBC and appeared to qu...

Obama Campaign Rakes In the Dough After Iowa

The Hill | Klaus Marre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign is raising contributions at the rate of $1 million a day so far this year, campaign manager David P...

Woman Who Made Clinton Cry Voted For Obama

Political Radar | Kate Snow and Jennifer Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The woman whose empathetic question -- "how do you do it?" -- sparked uncharacteristic emotion Monday from Sen. Hillary Clinton ended up voting for Se...

The Weekly Standard's Latest Dewey Moment

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the cover for this week's issue of The Weekly Standard, excitingly available on newsstands now. Here, once again, we encounter the renowned ju...

Obama's Grandmother On Hillary's Chances For Beating Barack

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of a dusty, dirt road lined with mango and mimosa trees, Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives sat outside on plastic chairs surrounded by chicke...

Hillary Rips Barack: You're No MLK

NYT's The Caucus | Sara Wheaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As they barnstorm through New Hampshire, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband are often introduced by supporters who once backed another can...

Could Obama Win New York's Democratic Primary?

New York Sun | PETER KIEFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seemed next to impossible just a few days ago: the idea of Senator Obama competing against -- much less beating -- Senator Clinton on her home turf...