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Meet the man who may end gerrymandering: A retired Wisconsin law professor’s Supreme Court case could save democracy

<b>(Shutterstock/Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Bill Whitford and his friends met in a Madison tea room to talk politics. Now his case could shape history<p>David Daley<p>March 26, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Gerrymandering, the process of drawing distorted legislative districts to undermine democracy, is as old as our republic …

Last Day at the Civil Rights Division

At 10 <i>A.M.</i> on her last day of work, Vanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, opened a door in her office and stepped out into a conference room with cream-colored walls and a fireplace at one end. This room was once the office of the F.B.I. director J. Edgar …

Civil Rights

13th and the Invisibleness of Black Women

Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s documentary <i>13th</i> was released on Netflix last week. Masterfully produced and directed by DuVernay, it is a poignant …

Women of Color

Identity politics vs. populist economics? It’s a false choice – liberals need to look in the mirror

<b>(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Andrew Harnik/Reuters/Scott Audette)</b><p>Economic justice and civil rights are not separate; the issue isn’t “identity politics” but liberalism’s failures<p>Conor Lynch<p>December 3, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>For many Democrats, the fact that the Obama years have ended with one of the …

Middle-class

Two New Reports On LGBT Poverty Shatter Media Myth Of LGBT Affluence

Contrary to media misperceptions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) affluence, two new reports by the Williams Institute and Center for …

How Money, Influence, And Gaslighting Support Income Inequality

Given that income inequality affects many tens of millions of people in the US, you might think politicians would want to address the issue. Can you imagine the voting block you could assemble? Someone could be an officeholder for virtually as long as they wanted.<p>Heaven knows the US has an …

Everyone should stop it with the “Black Lives Matter”–inspired slogans

“Black Rifles Matter,” “Black Olives Matter,” and the like just reveal lazy, dismissive thinking about racism.<p>The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a gun advocate in Maine used a play on the phrase “Black Lives Matter” to express his enthusiasm for gun ownership, with a sign on his lawn …

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how …

Fossil Fuels

Trump’s mass deportation machine: He’ll create an American police state equal to Nazi Germany

<b>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Xfinity Arena of Everett, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)</b><p>Trump’s plan portends great civil strife, economic devastation and the imposition of a police state<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>September …

Immigration

New York Times “human rights” warrior Nicholas Kristof demands military escalation in Syria

By David Walsh<br>15 August 2016<p>Columnist Nicholas Kristof has made a career at the <i>New York Times</i> pontificating as the newspaper’s most prominent …

Federal judge scolds police union, declares ‘black lives matter’

This is pretty remarkable:<p>U.S. District Judge James Robart, pointedly reacting to the Seattle police union’s rejection of a tentative contract, said Monday he would not let the powerful labor group hold the city “hostage” by linking wages to constitutional policing.“To hide behind a collective- …

Democrats Prioritize Party Unity Over Including Stand Against TPP In Platform

Members of the Democratic National Convention Platform Committee shot down an attempt to include specific opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Shattering the Illusion of “Black-on-Black” Crime.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) There is an erroneous perception that black men are more criminal than non-blacks. Why is that? …

Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that grew from …

Sometimes it takes an outsider to crystallize America’s enduring racism

From Dallas to Baton Rouge and beyond, people respond to the recent spate of killings.<p>From Dallas to Baton Rouge and beyond, people respond to the recent spate of killings.<p>A U.N. official just spent 17 days traveling across the United States, and what a 17 days it was.<p>As we're accustomed to U.N. …

Protests erupt after Louisiana police kill black man

A black man was shot and killed by two white police officers in Baton Rouge after being pinned to the ground. A congressman has called for a US …