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News Analysis: Convention Is Sign That Republican Grip on Sun Belt Is Loosening

The Sun Belt remains a force, but the Republican National Convention is a sign that the Republicans’ grip on it is loosening.

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Monday, 27 August 2012 07:30

Not “Disappointed” With Obama by Paul Street

Obama rose to power in Washington with remarkable and in-fact record-setting financial backing from Wall Street investors

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Monday, 27 August 2012 07:31

64% of New Yorkers in Poll Say Police Favor Whites

Among the black New Yorkers surveyed in a poll by The New York Times, 80 percent said the police favored one race over the other, while among whites, 48 percent agreed.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:39

Report: U.S. Tax Code Encourages Excess CEO Pay

The recent news that the richest 1 percent captured 93 percent of all income gains in the United States was enough to give most working people indigestion. But they may react even more strongly to a new report that they are effectively paying--through higher income taxes and reduced government services--for the growing and often grotesque paychecks of their corporate bosses.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:48

Paul Ryan's Got a Great Big Problem With Progressivism

The Republican contender for vice president is outspoken and specific when it comes to condemning progressive ideals and values.

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Monday, 13 August 2012 21:09

It's Hard to Imagine a Worse Choice for People of Color Than Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney's choice of the swashbuckling, budget-cutting ideologue, Paul Ryan, as his vice presidential nominee shows that when it comes to the GOP's economic policy, it's same script, different cast. Together, Romney and Ryan represent a retread of 40 years worth of Republican ideas on economics, race and the role of government. Not content to let failure remain dormant, they want to reanimate bankrupt concepts and take them to a whole, new level.

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Monday, 13 August 2012 21:11

The Sense of White Supremacy by Vijay Prashad

Racist attacks are authorized by a political culture that allows us to think in nativist terms, to bemoan the “browning” of America

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Friday, 10 August 2012 06:22

Nick Turse, Tomorrow's Blowback Today?

Whatever the world may think -- and in the U.S., there are liberals ready to argue vigorously for the “morality” of drones -- the Air Force (and the CIA) are plunging ahead training pilots and expanding their drone fleets.  In fact, the Air Force is already training more drone pilots than bomber and fighter pilots combined.

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Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:38

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

Party conventions always attract more than just delegates. Although this year's Democratic National Convention (DNC) will have its share of fans, onlookers, and protestors, one particular group will hold a historic presence when they arrive next month. That's because the workers, students, mothers and fathers who are participating in a new kind of Freedom Ride are all undocumented immigrants.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 19:42

In Police Pat-Downs, Many Women See Sexual Overtones

In 2011, New York City officers frisked nearly 16,000 women; stops of women by male officers, some say, often involve additional embarrassment and sexual intimidation.

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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:01

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