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Face it Buchanan, America is Changing

In British tradition there is a one-line statement that announces the passing of a monarch: “The King is dead. Long live the King.” A political institution with a 1500 year history spanning war, conquest, and in several instances its own apparent extinction, can afford to take a little bad …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Monday November 21, 2011

Upward Mobility: It's a Race Thing

You don’t have to accept some of the anarchistic radicalism at Occupy Wall Street to admit that America is a country with high income inequality and low upward mobility. Some Conservatives have tried to obfuscate this reality but others are actually wrestling with it. A recent issue of National …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Friday November 11, 2011

Cain Was Not Playing A 'Race Card'

There is a difference between being post-racial and racially blind. Herman Cain’s resume is as long as my driveway. He is highly intelligent and energetic, a mathematician and Navy man who exudes positivism and confidence and has accomplished much. He will tell anyone who listens that he owes …

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Written by Brad Schaeffer on Tuesday October 4, 2011

Limbaugh: How Dare Cain Find "Niggerhead" Offensive

After a story this weekend unturned the most famous rock in the recent history of presidential politics, some made a prediction which I hoped would prove incorrect: The person most at risk of harm from a racial controversy in the GOP race would prove to be Herman Cain. Cain has thrived in part by …

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Written by Jay Gatsby on Tuesday October 4, 2011

Glenn Beck Wants A Whiter Spider-Man

Glenn Beck has a problem with the new Spider-Man, and he thinks Michelle Obama is to blame. In one of Marvel's comic series, Peter Parker has been killed off and the mantle of Spider-Man will be taken up by a new character: Miles Morales, who is half-black and half-Hispanic . On his radio …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Wednesday August 3, 2011

Mississippi GOP's Embarrassing Interracial Fears

PPP released a survey last week that should cause stomachs to churn: among GOP primary voters in Mississippi, 46% believe interracial marriage shouldn't be legal. Public Policy Polling released a survey last week that should cause stomachs to churn throughout polite society; among Republican …

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Written by Corey Chambliss on Sunday April 10, 2011

Race-Baiting, Atlanta Style

City politics in Atlanta has sunk to a new low. An incendiary email is circulating among blacks in the city urging the "critical importance of electing a black mayor at all costs" over a white one in November's municipal election. Vote for me because I'm Black! City politics in Atlanta has sunk to …

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Written by Crystal Wright on Wednesday September 2, 2009