iOS app Android app More
August 21, 2014

The Fire This Time

Ferguson ASSOCIATED PRESS

The idea that America had reached some level of post-racism with the election of Barack Obama was always delusionary. But it was true that great strides had been made in the half-century or so that followed the civil rights movement. Now, because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards.

Romney: Obama Is Doing A 'Good Deal Worse Than Even I Expected'

Mitt Romney
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The War Of Glenn Beck's Worlds

Glenn Beck
Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Sarah Palin Calls Out Tina Fey Again

Sarah Palin
Getty Images

Hannity Conducts Incredibly Condescending Ferguson Interview

Hannity
FNC

How Fox News Silenced Obama On Race

Sean Hannity
Paul Zimmerman via Getty Images

Laughs In Minnesota Senate Race Are Not Coming From Al Franken

Al Franken
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Obama Weighs Broader Move On Legal Immigration

Barack Obama
Pool via Getty Images

Black Americans Much Less Likely Than Whites To Trust That Police Won't Use Excessive Force

Michael Brown
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Help HuffPost Stay In Ferguson

Ferguson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gohmert: Obama's ‘Muslim Brothers' Preventing Further Action Against Terrorists In Iraq

Louie Gohmert
Tom Williams via Getty Images

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

Barack Obama
Win McNamee via Getty Images

Attorney On Ezell Ford Killing: 'This Is In Fact An Execution'

Ezell Ford
KTLA

How Ferguson Is Coming Together To Help Struggling Families

Ferguson Donations
Ryan Reilly/HuffPost

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California

Female Inmate
Peter Dazeley via Getty Images

Boehner's Troubles With Conservatives May Only Get Worse

John Boehner
Tom Williams via Getty Images

Cop Who Threatened Ferguson Protesters Is Lt. Ray Albers

Albers
YouTube

Cops Release Video Of Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

Powell
KWMU/YouTube

Cops Shoot People Dead Every Day. Why Did Ferguson Become Such A Huge Deal?

Ferguson
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Eric Holder Hears From The People Of Ferguson Face To Face

Eric Holder
Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Image

With All Eyes On Ferguson, New York Protesters Say 'We Can't Forget Ramarley Graham'

Ramarley Graham
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Finally, A Senator In A Tough Re-Election Fight Bets On Obamacare

Mark Pryor Obamacare Ad
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    2. Politics
    1. HuffPost
    2. Politics
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. Politics
    4. View all RSS feeds

How Obama Killed A Controversial SNL Skit

Obama Snl
NBC via Getty Images

The NRA's Latest Political Target Isn't Even A Candidate

Wayne Lapierre
John Gress via Getty Images

Dem Senator Sparks Backlash After Praising Prison As Job-Creator

Dick Durbin
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

Joni Ernst
Tom Williams via Getty Images

Flushing Money Down The Tea Party Toilet

Sarah Palin
Hyoung Chang via Getty Images

White House Petition For 'Mike Brown Law' Quickly Earning Support

Ferguson Police
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

Supreme Court
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bob McDonnell Testifies

Bob Mcdonnell
Mark Wilson via Getty Images

These Are Some Of The Inspiring Things Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Postponed

Twitter
Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Time-Lapse Shows Just How Much The Presidency Ages You

Obama Portrait
JIM WATSON via Getty Images