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Health Reform: The Debate Devolves (Further)

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The health care debate's not just all about money. It's about fairness, and equality, and how profoundly our political culture is infused with the imperatives to keep us divided on the most fundamental bases.

GOP Antics in an Eighth Grade Classroom

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: William A. Nelligan--PORTLAND Last n...

Congressional Pilgrims Going South in Search of a "Grace Note"

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

When this year's commemorative Civil Rights Pilgrimage ends, I expect to do what I often do. I'll return to my room, boil some water, drop a tea bag in it, add ice and some sugar, and consider the dream of one America.

Pete Stark Runs Into Resistance As Rangel's Interim Ways And Means Replacement

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Stark (Calif.) may have the shortest chairmanship in the young history of the House Democratic majority....

Homebuyer Tax Credits Went To Four-Year-Olds

AOL | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There have been more than 500 instances of adults using the names of minors -- including a four-year-old -- to qualify for the first-time homebuyer ta...

3 U.S Congressmen, 1 Voice: Health Care is a Civil Right

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Savage

Health care is a right, not a privilege. A struggle as important and epic as the fight for civil rights in this country.

John Lewis Reunites With Former Racist Who Attacked Him In 1961 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and the white man who attacked him during a civil rights protest in 1961 came together to accept an award Thursday night. Lew...

So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, Senator

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

Troubles in paradise, to be sure, yet Kennedy overcame tragedies and addressed flaws that would have broken or bent most of us.

From King to Obama, the Arc of Justice

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Generations of Americans have heard the cries for change and it's been a long journey by many who have brought justice to the doors of our government on this momentous occasion.

Blago Should Appoint Diane Nash Today

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

Barack Obama and others should relax and let Governor Blagojevich appoint a Senator. I have a suggestion too. That is Blago's job. The Senate's call ...

Obama's Fellowship of the Dream

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

For the first time that I am aware of, dreams were part of the public conversation about who each of the candidates were and what they stood for.

Negative Campaigning and the Morning After

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If we are serious about moving the US into a post-partisan, or at least a less partisan, phase, it is neither fair, reasonable nor wise to place all the burden of doing this on the president-elect.

Sam Stein

Clyburn: We Can Now Truly Tell Children You Can Be Anything You Want | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. James Clyburn, one of the most prominent African Americans in Congress, spoke briefly about the broad historical significance of Barack Obama's e...

John McCain's Missed Opportunity

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Senator John McCain made a point during the debate that Barack Obama should repudiate John Lewis' Wallace comparison, which Senator Obama had done already.

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...

John Lewis is Right

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Are there any sentient creatures in any known universe who believe that William Ayers is relevant to anything but John McCain's desperation and bad ju...

The Hate-Talk Express -- Is This Really the Way You Want to Go Out, Senator McCain?

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'm sorry, Senator McCain. This IS the bed you and Palin made. And it is hideous. No wonder you don't want to lie down on it.

Who is the Real Sarah Palin?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Is Sarah Palin the evangelical, do-gooder "hockey mom"? Or is she a "She-Bush" megalomaniac who wields power behind the scenes by personal whim? And lies about it?

McCain Sowing Seeds of Hatred

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Rather than rejecting his remarks as ''shocking and beyond the pale,'' McCain should have listened to Lewis, who is one of three people the Arizona Senator said he would "rely heavily on" if elected president.

What Right Wingers Mean When They Call Obama A "Socialist"

Prospect | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis went nuclear on John McCain, releasing a statement that seemed to compare McCain to segregationist George ...

McCain Calls Lewis Remarks 'Outrageous'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain said Monday that Rep. John Lewis' controversial remarks were "so disturbing" that they "stopped me in my tracks." Sen. John McCain sa...

John Lewis Warns McCain: You're "Sowing The Seeds Of Hatred And Division"

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Georgia congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, reacting to the increasingly incendiary atmosphere at McCain-Palin campaign rallies, condemned...

John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader: McCain "Playing With Fire"

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis is accusing John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate, likening the atmosphere at Republican ca...

John Lewis DNC Speech: Text

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis will speak tonight at Invesco Field at the Democratic Convention. Check back here for the text of the speech. ...

Hey Dems: What About the Graying Civil RIghts Soldiers?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The 2008 Democratic Convention begins. How exciting. But there are some major players that have made it historically possible, and their voices are missing. Their voices are hushed.