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Melissa Harris Lacewell

Social Criticism: A Political And Religious Act

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

If Christian traditions of progressive social criticism are to gain an audience beyond religious academicians and committed activists, they must intervene in policy debates with explicitly political arguments.

The F Word: Sexy Primary Victories On Both Sides

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The other day on the show, Melissa Harris-Lacewell suggested media "need to be covering the left as much as we cover, with anxiety, the right." Anxie...

Cornel West: The Black Conscience or A Brooding Crank?

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pascal Robert

Is Cornel West's Obama unhappiness a reflection of the Black Community's sentiments generally, or the indulgences of an academic with the trappings of the Ivy League providing a parlor room for his political musings.

Why I'm Proud of James Perry and Why He Needs Your Help

Melissa Harris-Lacewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

Last week the national media finally turned it's attention to the New Orleans mayoral election. The coverage was predictably disappointing. The city i...

Martin Luther King, Jr: A True Servant Leader

James Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Perry

New Orleans needs more than a new person in office; it needs a whole new style of leadership, a new direction and a fresh start.

It's Time to be Honest About Race in New Orleans

James Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Perry

I am the only candidate for mayor whose career has been devoted to fairness, justice, and common ground, not to politics, profit, and personal gain.

Then There Were 3: Perry on New Orleans Mayoral Race

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With New Orleans mayoral qualification coming up in just over two months and the primary in four, it's becoming late in the day for a surprise contender.

Common Ground on Abortion

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

The desire for the emotional well-being of women doesn't require compromise of human rights or moral values and it doesn't require the sacrifice of dearly held beliefs.

Olbermann: Limbaugh Operating With "Increasing Desperation" In Sotomayor Coverage

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann condemned Rush Limbaugh's coverage of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday's "Countdown". Olbermann accused Limbaugh of ...