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Supreme Court could reshape voting districts, with big impact on Hispanics

By Drew DeSilver Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take up a Texas case that challenges the way nearly every U.S. voting district – from school boards to Congress – is drawn. The case, in essence, asks the … Continue reading

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What Do Millennials Want?

By Amita Kelly We know all the stereotypes about millennials and politics: they aren’t engaged, don’t vote, and are distrustful of Washington. But we also see another side to the generation — they care about issues like criminal justice, the … Continue reading

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Why the Good Jobs Numbers Are Misleading

By Paul Vigna For months now, the data on the U.S. economy has displayed an odd schism. Most of the data has been pointing to a weak economy – except for the jobs numbers, which have consistently pointed toward a … Continue reading

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Fewer Americans Think They’re Middle Class

By Gillian B. White If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal question for most Americans. Education, income, and even parental wealth can all factor into class status, but … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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The enduring shame of ‘separate and unequal’

By Katrina vanden Heuvel ` In July 1966, James Baldwin published “A Report from Occupied Territory,” a despairing essay in The Nation contemplating race relations in Harlem and other American cities. Describing the deep sense of alienation and despair in … Continue reading

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Help Baltimore by Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons

By Ari Berman Freddie Gray’s neighborhood in Baltimore had the highest incarceration rate of anywhere in the city. More than 450 adults from Sandtown-Winchester are in state prison, and one in four juveniles were arrested from 2005 to 2009. These statistics … Continue reading

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De Blasio: Civil Disobedience Means Do What The Cops Tell You

After police refused to let thousands of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters march in the street on Wednesday, some people noted that the NYPD’s tactic of violently repelling and arresting demonstrators differed considerably from how the de Blasio administration handled … Continue reading

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‘Root of rebellion is violent police department’

By Richard B. Muhammed Baltimore police officers were pelted with rocks, bottles, and planks, patrol cars trashed as news outlets broadcast the unrest live and streamed unfolding events in real time—shortly after Freddie Gray was laid to rest. The governor … Continue reading

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The Clock Didn’t Start With the Riots

By Ta-Nehisi Coates About a year ago, I published “The Case for Reparations,” which I thought in many ways was incomplete. It was about housing and how wealth is built in this country and why certain people have wealth and … Continue reading

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