Topic: Civil Rights
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward. But whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, the nation eventually rallies and moves forward.
10/17/2011 01:00 pm
Alabama immigration law: The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals also blocked a part of the law that allows authorities to charge immigrants who do not carry documents proving their legal status.
10/14/2011 03:34 pm
In Pictures Before Occupy Wall Street: American protests
Author David Margolick talks about his book "Elizabeth and Hazel" and the long history between Little Rock 9 photo subjects Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan.
10/07/2011 11:23 am
Rick Perry is under fire for the racial slur that was the name of his family’s hunting camp. Meanwhile, all the GOP presidential candidates are being asked why they didn't stop the booing when a gay soldier raised "don't ask, don't tell" at their recent debate.
10/02/2011 04:03 pm
Civil libertarians and some constitutional scholars say the targeted assassination of US citizens like Anwar al-Awlaki – even in war time – cannot be justified. The Obama administration says it's a matter of necessary self defense against terrorist attacks.
10/01/2011 01:49 pm
A judge upheld a provision in the Alabama immigration law that forces public schools to check the immigration status of new students. Schools are scrambling to determine the impact.
09/30/2011 09:26 am
The Obama administration says it did not consider politics when it asked for a ruling from the US Supreme Court on its health-care law. To be sure, both parties will hope to spin a positive story from the result.
09/29/2011 04:00 pm
Presidential criticism of Congress has been fruitful for incumbents in the past, but Obama should be aware that the political climate today is much different from that of 1948, when Harry Truman campaigned against the do-nothing 80th Congress.
09/28/2011 01:04 pm
77 percent of Americans mistrust the government. But a lack of faith is bad for all of us.
09/16/2011 03:00 pm