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  • Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?

    Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?
    "Forward" is a perfectly appropriate slogan for progressives. Progress suggests forward or upward motion. That's why revolutionaries and radicals as well as liberal incrementalists have always embraced some derivation of the forward trope. So ingrained...
  • Tuesday TV: from the sublime (Presidential Medal of Freedom winners) to the depressing (‘Jeopardy!’)

     
    watch a lot of television, and yesterday, I saw some of the best of it ever and some of the worst. The cable news channels yesterday afternoon relayed the White House ceremony honoring the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom....
  • Laws that “prevent voter fraud”

     
    This year, voters have seen their “fair” share of voter restriction laws from Republican state legislatures. Over a dozen states enacted laws that are meant to fight against voter fraud, in a couple of different ways. For example, eight states...
  • Obamas attend groundbreaking for African American history museum

     
    The Smithsonian Institution officially broke ground this morning on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2015....
  • Dumbing down? Not necessarily

     
    A recent Sunlight Foundation study is getting a lot of attention, and not just from the media. Senate GOP candidate George LeMieux fired an e-mail missile at opponent Connie Mack, noting that Mack was judged by the analysis as having the speech of a...
  • HBO Ethel Kennedy documentary, interview give intimate, loving portrait of her life

     
    By Jacqueline Cutler HBO’s Ethel Kennedy documentary Ethel, debuting Oct. 18, is an intimate, loving portrait of the fun-loving, fearless woman, Ethel Kennedy, who was the wife of Bobby Kennedy and mother to their 11 children. It was through the...
  • "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick

    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick
    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" By David Remnick Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Kevin Boyle By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...
  • New faces of immigration

    On a recent afternoon, 15-year-old Marlon Parras stood on a stage in front of 3,000 people and talked about the hardships he and his 13-year-old sister, Emiely, have faced since their parents were deported to Guatemala. He wept as he spoke softly of...
  • Surprised Rep. on McCain: 'He does not consult me...'

     
    Now Mother Jones reports on how McCain said he'd look for wise advice to Rep. John Lewis, left,the Georgia Democrat who's been a leading figure in the civil-rights movement. Fair enough: the Arizona senator likes to cross the partisan......
  • House approves bailout: $700-billion-plus

     
    by Mark Silva With the House's second and successful vote on a $700-billion federal rescue of the nation's financial markets today, the economic challenge facing the next Congress and president is only starting to reveal its dimensions on Capitol Hill.......
  • Lewis: McCain/Palin = George Wallace?

     
    In today's big campaign tiff, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, cited by John McCain just a few weeks ago as one of the wise men of Washington, compared McCain's campaign tactics to George Wallace's race baiting......