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US Commission on Civil Rights

Civil Rights Agency Shelves College Bias Probe

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has shelved a yearlong investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admission...

The Bush Legacy Strikes Out American Justice

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

This week, the US Office of Special Counsel released a long overdue report concluding that George W. Bush's White House sent officials off on electioneering trips using taxpayer money, in the lead-up to the 2006 midterm elections.

New Black Panthers: Coates' Testimony a "Bombshell" -- Of the Self-Exploding Kind

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The lawsuit on the Panthers was a rush to judgment -- filed long before it was ripe, before a full investigation was completed, and contrary to longstanding practices whether the defendants be black or white.

All bets off: "Star" Witness in New Black Panther Investigation Falters

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights -- scratch that -- the right-wing majority of the Commission -- investigation into the so-called New Black Panther...

Panthers, Sherrod, Oh My!: The GOP Race-Bait Strategy

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The right-wing and their Republican GOP strategist allies have never washed the taste of defeat from their mouths over their inability to whack then-candidate Obama with Rev. Wright and ACORN.

GOP and New Black Panthers: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

Michael Yaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Yaki

The Civil Rights Commission has become the attack dog lackey of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and it will be no surprise when it issues a hysterical red-baiting screed castigating the Obama Administration.

Keeping Our Promise to Human Rights

Jamil Dakwar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamil Dakwar

Seven months ago, the US issued a list of human rights commitments and pledges in support of U.S. candidacy for membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council. The decision to join the was the right thing to do.

Shahien Nasiripour

In Housing Crisis Report, Civil Rights Commission Fails To Investigate Civil Rights Violations

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Who's to blame for the housing crisis? Some conservative Republicans say it was minorities and the poor -- and the liberal government programs that en...