| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government's supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said.
I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
How fitting that after Republicans lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, plus lost the popular vote for Congress by over a million votes — and only hold on to their majority in the House by vigorous gerrymandering...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The U.S. views itself as a nation progressing ever toward the ideals of justice and liberty. In many ways it's true.
The egregious violations of civil rights that kept so many from voting are sins of another era. Long gone are poll taxes and forcing...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is alleged to be one of the great intellects of conservative jurisprudence, but his comments during oral arguments over a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act displayed all the mental acuity of a third-tier...
| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Monday on “The Daily Show,” John Oliver harshly condemned Southern Republicans for enacting strict new voting restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Following the controversial...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Prepare, America. Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Get ready for the televised memorials of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican.
The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her long, slow flirtation with the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, delivering the first in a promised series of speeches on restoring faith in government and other institutions corroded by cynicism....