| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee Inc. of The Villages will present its 12th annual Commemorative Awards Breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Savannah Center at 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages.
This year's theme...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting.
Reporter John Fund...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A week from Tuesday, voters will choose an entirely new House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate and the governors of 36 states. Lamentably, many qualified voters will stay home, some out of apathy or disillusionment but others because they...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline.
This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot.
The City Council...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over.
Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:47 PM
North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday.
The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote.
The state can end same-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters.
In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot.
The council is asking for...