Ku Klux Klan

Progressive Groups Want Doug Jones To Throw Caution To The Wind

If the Alabama Democrat loses his re-election bid in 2020, it won’t be because he was too liberal, activists say.<p>Through a unique confluence of events, Democrat Doug Jones managed to defy the deeply Republican leanings of Alabama and win a special election on Tuesday to represent the state in the …

Bernie Sanders

Long before sinking Roy Moore's candidacy, black women in Alabama were a force for change

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Black History

Black voters won Alabama for the Dems. Here's what they need in return

As a scholar of African-American and Southern politics for the last 25 years, I’ve witnessed a lot of election upsets and surprises. None has been …

Democratic Party

With new album, Eminem finds political voice

Just how much has America changed since Donald Trump's election? Eminem, knee-deep in controversy a generation ago for misogyny and homophobia, is …

Hate Groups

A Fellow Frequent Flier Authored This Book — A Holiday Gift Idea

Before you read this article — in the interest of complete transparency — I have for years known the frequent flier who wrote the book highlighted in …

Ole Miss

Watch a Trump Judicial Nominee Get Torn to Shreds Over His Total Lack of Qualifications

“Have any of you not tried a case to verdict?” seems like a strange question to be asking a panel of federal judicial nominees, but this is the …

Liberal View

What happened when a Klansman met a black man in Charlottesville

<b>Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) —</b> Daryl Davis' home is filled with memories of the days he has spent with the Ku Klux Klan.<p>He is not a member of the white supremacist organization. He can't be. Davis is the descendant of slaves. He's a blues musician who has learned how to lift hate out of hearts, …

Racism

Doug Jones's Gay Son Is 'Thrilled' by the Alabama Win

Carson Jones "couldn't be prouder" of his dad, Doug Jones, who beat the anti-LGBT Republican Roy Moore in a special election Tuesday for a U.S. …

LGBTQ

Juan Williams: Here’s how Doug Jones can be re-elected as a Democratic senator from Alabama

Is there any way Alabama’s Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones can keep the seat he won Tuesday if he faces a strong Republican when he is up for re-election in 2020?<p>Yes. And here’s how.<p>Jones won a close race against Roy Moore, a weak opponent dragged down by allegations of past sexual misconduct with …

Opinion

Twitter is days away from finally banning Nazis. Yes, really.

Lots of people are justifiably skeptical. But I’m still hoping for the best.<p>Twitter has had a messy 2017, and it certainly isn’t enjoying the greatest public relations phase of its history, so I’m inclined to forgive the social media platform for fumbling what should have been the most triumphant …

Richard Spencer

Robinson: Moore loss proves America has a bigger following than Trump

WASHINGTON — Who’s afraid of Trumpism-Bannonism? The noxious stew of nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, manufactured grievance and barely disguised …

Elections

Your pictures: Strange but true

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "strange but true".

Photography

Don’t say ‘fake news.’ It helps Trump.

The Post’s willingness to use the expression “fake news” troubles me [“Harnessing populism and fake news, the 1920s Klan became mainstream,” Book World, Dec. 3]. Although it’s true that Pamela Newkirk, reviewing Linda Gordon’s book “The Second Coming of the KKK,” used the term (accurately) to …

Opinion

3,000 more JFK assassination files to be released

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives will release a fresh batch of records from the John F. Kennedy assassination files on Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern …

Texas

Dems: Black voters deserve more from party

Democrats say their party needs to "wake up" and stop ignoring major parts of their coalition, particularly black voters.The party, they say, must …

Elections

Eminem’s ‘Revival’: 5 Biggest Moments From Donald Trump Tirade to Overdose Confessions

Shady’s back — and more explosive than ever. <b>Eminem</b> released his highly anticipated ninth studio album, <i>Revival</i>, on Friday, December 15.<p>The 19-track …

Simon Cowell

'I have seen things': Senior aide to Donald Trump goes public with criticism after resignation

One of Donald Trump’s most senior African American aides has gone public with criticism of the White House after resigning amid reports of a blazing row at a Christmas party.<p>Omarosa Manigault, who appeared on The Apprentice, said she saw things while working for the president that made her “very …

Donald Trump

Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself claims he raised the dead

The Kentucky preacher-turned-politician who killed himself after being accused of molesting a teenager claimed he once raised a woman "from the dead."<p>…

Michelle Obama

Worker fired for bringing cooler with KKK, Confederate flag stickers to job site

A worker at a city-contracted job site in Milwaukee is now jobless after his cooler with “offensive” Ku Klux Klan and Confederate flag stickers was spotted, city officials said.<p>The unidentified worker was fired three days after a photograph surfaced on social media of the cooler at a job site at …

Racism

A Look at the Heart-Wrenching Moments From Equal Rights Battles

The 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to Alabama’s state capital, Montgomery, took more than good legs and sturdy shoes. It took defying the police, who ambushed hundreds of men, women and children — on a bridge named for a Klu Klux Klan leader — and beat them bloody. It took a court order …

Photojournalism

Alabama's black voters sent Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. It could be a model for 2018

Jones ‘needs to stick close to us and I think he should never lose touch with us’<p>Synethia Pettaway heard there was some trouble down at the polling …

Elections

Va. man charged with first-degree murder in Heather Heyer's death

James Field is now being charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.

Crime

Charles Barkley to DNC: 'We're black 365 days of the year'

Charles Barkley "got goosebumps" when it hit him Tuesday night that Democrat Doug Jones--for whom he had been a vocal and visible supporter during …

Elections

Doug Jones's Win Is Also a Win for Criminal Justice

The Alabama Democrat represents the flip-side of his hard-right predecessor who's now the United States attorney general, Jeff Sessions.<p><i>This article was published in partnership with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Last year, prospects were looking good for a bipartisan effort in Congress to overhaul federal …

Prison

Senate confirms third circuit judge this week, 19 total federal judges this year

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and …

Chuck Grassley

After Alabama, How Optimistic Should Democrats Be for 2018?

The special election may have been unique, but strategists see important lessons<p>Within minutes of Doug Jones’ victory Tuesday night, they started …

Elections

Alabama makes a noble historical turn, as it has many times

In his victory speech, Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones put it best.

Black History

Trump's Judge-A-Palooza: A Sneak Peek at Trump Watch

<b>Hello and welcome back to Trump Watch.</b> I’m your host <b>Cogan Schneier</b>, Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter at the National Law Journal. It’s been …

Law

University of Cincinnati names new dorm after civil rights activist Marian Spencer

When Marian Spencer was at UC, she wasn't allowed to live in a campus dorm. Now, the civil rights activist's name will permanently reside on campus.

Photojournalism

What’s Not Happening With Mr. Jones

It’s your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to CounterPunch in 2017. Help us gear up to fight the status-quo in 2018! Every dollar counts!<p>…

Liberal View