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  • Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

    Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns
    Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a...
  • Tree planted for Emmett Till, whose slaying helped spark civil rights movement

    WASHINGTON At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta nearly 60 years ago when he did something that wouldn't turn a head today: He talked with, maybe even flirted with, a white woman who ran a grocery store....
  • John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer

    John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
  • For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'

    Mary Ellen Noone recalls those bleak years in the back of the bus, when her pride would desert her as her parents warned about blacks "knowing their place." On rainy days, as she and her mother, Geraldine Bailey, waited for a public bus, the sodden...
  • 'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

    Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement? As Orange County Republicans find themselves squaring off against...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberal Americans

    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals

    Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals
    You wouldn't think, more than five years into the Barack Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Students to travel back in time

    Ocean View High School history teacher Melissa Miller was expecting to get about 15 students interested in traveling to the southern United States during spring break to learn about the civil rights movement. Much to her surprise, 45 students have signed...