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The Republican Party Can Learn from al-Maliki's Mistakes

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Numerous observers and actors alike in the conflict blame al-Maliki's refusal to form a coalition government, composed of multiple sectors and factions within the country, for the ongoing existential crisis.

We're Gonna Party Like It's 1980!

Grif Peterson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Grif Peterson

While it is wonderful to see the U.S. appear rhetorically unified behind gay marriage, convergence theory posits that this will last only insofar as supporting gay rights is at the expense of Russia's public image.

Turning Back the Time of Racism

Martha S. Jones | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Martha S. Jones

If given the chance, would you change the course of history to undo racism in the United States?

"Interest Convergence" and the Republican Party

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

They must let go of their nostalgia for the policies of "the good ol' days" of Ronald Reagan, and enter the current political era.

Why Sarah Palin Thinks Barack Obama Wants to Undo the Civil War

Andy Horowitz | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Andy Horowitz

It doesn't take too much historical insight to come up with reasons that America's first black president would not want to bring back the days of slavery, so it's worth considering the reasons why Palin might make such a bizarre statement.

Palin Responds To Obama Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin is defending herself against a new Obama campaign ad, claiming that her controversial remarks about the president were taken out of contex...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Issues Bold Defense

Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry took some time on her Saturday show to discuss what she called a "manufactured controversy" that erupted around Presid...

WATCH: Palin: Obama Wants To Take U.S. Back To Time 'Before The Civil War'

Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices

On Sean Hannity's Fox News show last night, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin claimed that Barack Obama wants to return American to discrimination si...

Palin: Obama Bringing U.S. Back To 'Before The Civil War'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin weighed in Thursday on a video of Barack Obama embracing the late Professor Derrick Bell, stating during an interview that the clip reveal...

WATCH: Video Of Young Obama At Harvard Protest Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Before Andrew Breitbart's unexpected death, the conservative blogger and journalist had promised to release video footage of President Barack Obama th...

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Why 'Diversity' Boosts Inequality When Opportunity Falters

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Obama's paradigm-rattling election suggested that although it's still necessary to "take account of race" and sex, we'd better make sure that color-coding doesn't divert attention from swifter, darker currents of greed and exploitation swamping the American republic.

My Sci-Fi Connection With Derrick Bell

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

Professor Derrick Bell, who died on Oct. 6, was a hero of mine even before I was lucky enough to adapt his unforgettable story "Space Traders" (pdf) f...