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August 29, 2014

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

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The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

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Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right

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Obama Reportedly Considering Delay To Immigration Executive Action

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White House: No Change To U.S. Terror Threat Level

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Texas National Guard Troops At Border Can't Afford Food

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Paul Ryan Tries To Boost Slow Book Sales By Guest-Hosting Hannity's Show

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Marines Deactivate Decorated 'Walking Dead' Unit

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Military: Pilot Found Dead After Virginia F-15 Crash

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Rick Perry Slams Obama For 'No Strategy' On Syria

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Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence On Ferguson

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Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far

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Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, Poll Shows

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Texas Abortion Clinics Await Their Fate

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Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes

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Republican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid For Low-Income Residents In Pennsylvania

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UK Raises Threat Level Due To ISIS

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In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

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Outside Chiefs Called To Help Ferguson Police 'Make Better Decisions'

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James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

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Jon Stewart Unveils 'Rosewater' Clips Featuring Jason Jones

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California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Standard For College Sexual Assault Policies

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A Growing Minority Of Americans Think We're Too Isolationist

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2016 GOP Hopefuls Vie For Attention In Texas

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Obama vs. Bush: Who Took More Presidential Vacations?

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Florida Democrats Rally Around Charlie Crist

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'REMEMBER ME?'

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McConnell: 'I Am The Guy That Gets Us Out Of Shutdowns'

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