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The GOP at Captitol Hill: Chaos, control is their goal

Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for Congress fully deserving its “do-nothing” label.

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Freedom Summer: Violence and nonviolence

Fifty years ago this Monday, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement’s Mississippi Freedom Summer project and a month after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a federal search party confirmed the grim belief that had coursed through the civil rights community the previous six weeks.

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Freedom Summer: Violence and nonviolence

Fifty years ago this Monday, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement’s Mississippi Freedom Summer project and a month after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a federal search party confirmed the grim belief that had coursed through the civil rights community the previous six weeks.

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Flashes of déjà vu: Have I not seen these people before?

For much of this month I was experiencing flashes of déjà vu.

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GOP’s impeachment gambit, a reaction to Black achievements

Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now.

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Our continuing conversation on race, racists

Donald Sterling, the disgraced San Diego Clippers owner (thus far), is like the proverbial bad penny: He won’t go away. He’s still trying to whistle the “I’m-not-a-racist” ditty to anyone who’ll listen.

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Whistling Dixie: The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again.

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Things go better with Coke’s Super Bowl commercial

What could anyone who loves America find offensive about Americans singing one of the nation’s unofficial national anthems, America the Beautiful?

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J. Edgar Hoover’s decades-long war on Black America

By the early 1970s, Black Americans could reasonably say they had emerged victorious from their long struggle with America’s internal evil empire: the regime of legalized segregation in the South.

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Yes, the American dream still lives on! But …

The American dream lives!

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