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Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie Republican

“White Democrats will desert their party in droves the minute it becomes a black party.”<br>Kevin Phillips, <i>The Emerging Republican Majority</i>, 1969<p>Thirty years ago, archconservative Rick Perry was a Democrat and liberal icon Elizabeth Warren was a Republican. Back then there were a few Republican …

Civil Rights

Billy Graham’s Missed Opportunities

As one of world Christianity’s most admired leaders, the Rev. Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday at 99, had extraordinary opportunities to affect the character of the Christian religion and to pronounce on its implications for personal conduct. He scored at the top of lists of “most respected” …

Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because Black Lives Aren’t Counted

News reporters and anchors have repeatedly referred to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas as the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history.” Like all things …

Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Collier's Weekly Photograph of Mob Outside Wilmington, N.C. Courthouse,<p>Nov. 12, 1898. Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>A politically motivated attack by …

The Right Wing in America Has Long Tried to Destroy 'Government Schools'

Nancy MacLean’s <i>Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</i>, is one of the most buzzed-about books of the …

William F. Buckley and National Review’s vile race stance: Everything you need to know about conservatives and civil rights

<b>William F. Buckley, Jr. (AP)</b><p>Remembering the night William F. Buckley took his genteel racism to Cambridge–and left destroyed by James Baldwin<p>Kevin M. Schultz<p>June 7, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties”<p>With the challenges of the civil …

With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

By Emma Brown<p>Emma Brown<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NEWCASTLE, Okla. — A deepening budget crisis here has forced schools across the Sooner State to make painful decisions. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new …

The Perimeter of Ignorance

A critical review of the occasions when scientists invoke God at the limits off their knowledge.read more

The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans

By Jeff Guo<p>Jeff Guo<p>Bio<p>Between 1940 and 1970, something remarkable happened to Asian Americans. Not only did they surpass African Americans in average household earnings, but they also closed the wage gap with whites.<p>Many people credit this upward mobility to investments in education. But according …

The making of a neo-KGB state

AFP<p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks.<p>ON THE evening of August 22nd 1991—16 years ago this …

Communist Party

Why people prefer unequal societies

1.<p><i>Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future</i> (Pew Research Center, 2014).<p>2.<p><i>An Economy for the 99%</i> …

Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts

In 1937, ascending leaders of the Third Reich hosted two art exhibitions in Munich. One, the “Great German Art Exhibition,” featured art Adolf Hitler deemed acceptable and reflective of an ideal Aryan society: representational, featuring blond people in heroic poses and pastoral landscapes of the …

University of Chicago

The Cincinnati nightclub shooting shows how more guns lead to more gun violence

It wasn’t a terrorist attack. But as Cincinnati’s mayor said, “What difference does that make to the victims? Innocent people were shot.”<p>Shortly after 1 am on Sunday, an apparent dispute between several people at the Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati escalated — leading to a shootout that left one …

Weather

Two years of the ‘Irish slaves’ myth: racism, reductionism and the tradition of diminishing the transatlantic slave trade

The myth of ‘Irish slaves’ and of an ‘equality of suffering’ between enslaved Africans and white Europeans has gone mainstream, appearing everywhere …

Data firm in talks for role in White House messaging – and Trump business

A data mining company that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is in early talks to snare two potentially lucrative new contracts, one to boost the incoming Trump White House’s policy messaging and the other to help the Trump Organization expand its sales, the Guardian has learned.<p>Trump disavows …

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Mainstream Media

Obama's post-presidency focus on redistricting is an establishment move | Matt Laslo

The president’s plans after leaving office reportedly include playing a partisan insider’s game<p>We’re in the era where a president’s legacy extends decades after they leave the White House.<p>Jimmy Carter, now in his 90s, and his wife, Rosalynn have helped build more than 4,000 homes for Habitat for …

(Updated) Sam Harris’ Islamophobia: A Black Muslim Response

(Updated) Sam Harris’ Islamophobia: A Black Muslim Response<p>February 12, 2017 by Hakeem Muhammad<p><b>Read Part One Here:</b> Bill Maher’s Islamophobia: A Black …

Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it

Like a lot of people, I’ve been losing sleep over the news of the last week. As a working journalist, I’ve been deeply questioning not just what our …

How Marco Rubio is quietly killing Obamacare

By Marc A. Thiessen<p>Marc A. Thiessen<p>Columnist focusing on foreign and domestic policy<p>Bio Follow<p>There’s a Cuban American first-term senator running for president who has done more than any Republican to stop Obamacare.<p>No, I’m not talking about Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).<p>I’m talking about Marco Rubio …

Health Care

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>There’s a word for someone who colludes with a foreign power to subvert democracy and overthrow political norms<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 22, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump urged a foreign power, Russia, to interfere in …

Bernie Sanders's Highly Sensible Plan to Turn Post Offices Into Banks

They're much less crazy than payday-lending services, and the rest of the world agrees.<p>In an interview with <i>Fusion</i>’s Felix Salmon the day after last week’s Democratic debate and published Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders discussed the marquee features of democratic socialism he’s been tirelessly …

Bernie Sanders

Here's what to tell people who love to remind blacks that Democrats were pro-slavery in the 19th century

Republicans love reminding liberals that their party “freed the slaves.” Some know enough history to remind Democrats that their party, in fact, …

Trump's Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals

<b>KIM BROWN:</b> Welcome to The Real News Network, I’m Kim Brown, in Baltimore.<p>Well, Donald Trump is forming his cabinet very much in his own image – …

The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive

The Guardian has been counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies since 2015. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project<p>The Counted is a special Guardian project to record all people killed by police in the United States this year.<p>We have gathered …