From gritty memoir to evocative fiction, these stories offer powerful lessons about race in America.
02/07/2011 02:53 pm
In the face of reported global abuses, it's tempting to bemoan the lack of human rights progress. But even before protesters in Egypt and the Middle East took a historic stand for freedom, human rights has actually made big gains. Here are four key developments from the last decade.
02/07/2011 09:55 am
At the National Prayer Breakfast, he admitted that his 'faith journey has had its twists and turns,' but he also said a frequent prayer is that he 'might walk closer with God.'
02/03/2011 04:27 pm
As president, Ronald Reagan, was 'not enthused' by the idea of a value added tax (VAT) in America. But at a Senate hearing this week, tax reform experts pushed for it.
02/02/2011 06:01 pm
Tax reform should include a redesign of income tax.
02/02/2011 04:28 pm
Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past few weeks have seen a series of political shifts in response to widespread discontent and popular opposition that once went unacknowledged. On Friday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ceded to protesters in Cairo and stepped down. As Egyptians' cries, first of anger and now of jubilation, beam into living rooms throughout the Middle East, here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2)
02/02/2011 01:23 pm
The suit had asked the courts to declare the Terrorist Surveillance Program illegal and unconstitutional. But a judge said the group challenging the wiretap program lacked legal standing.
02/01/2011 07:44 pm
Jerry Brown's State of the State met expectations: 15 minutes focused on his plan for closing California's $25.4 billion deficit, with just a touch of humor to try to bring Republicans on board.
02/01/2011 03:52 pm
In Pictures Black History Month
Illinois will be the sixth state to recognize civil unions for gay couples. Three states have seen civil unions act as a springboard toward the legalization of gay marriage.
01/31/2011 07:10 pm