Baltimore Sun: America is angrier and more divided than ever

Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is  there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during  Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle  for civil rights in the 1960s…

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Mother Jones: George Zimmerman’s Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox News, Zimmerman asked him to share…

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Tim Wise: What’s the Matter With White People? A Modest Call for Personal Responsibility

Predictably, white conservatives are at it again: blaming black people specifically, and black culture more broadly, for various crises facing the African American communities of this nation. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, and black anger over the racial suspicions that animated Zimmerman’s decision to follow Trayvon…

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POLITICO.com: Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO…

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The Guardian: North Carolina Republicans slammed over ‘suppressive’ voting bill

North Carolina is set to introduce what experts say is the most “repressive” attack on the rights of African American voters in decades, barely a month after the US supreme court struck down a key section

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New York Times (Caucus Blog): Q. and A.: Is Congress Broken?

On Sept. 18, 2008, with the nation on the precipice of a financial crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to gather a bipartisan group of lawmakers that very day. Congress quickly passed the bailout, but it was not until July 2010 that President Obama signed…

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WISTV: House Democrats want apology from Haley on voter fraud claims

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –
Just days after a State Law Enforcement Division report indicated no one purposefully cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people, House Democrats are calling upon Gov. Nikki Haley to apologize for what they call “misleading the public” on the issue of…

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The Republic: Report: no fraud despite allegations that SC election ballots were traced to the dead

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — No one intentionally cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people in recent elections, despite allegations to the contrary, according to a State Law Enforcement Division report obtained Friday by…

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Talking Points Memo: Rasmussen Poll Says Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites

This story by the Rasmussen Polling organization is interesting at least, amusing at best.  Just to keep things in perspective, simply remember that the Rasmussen Poll projected Mitt Romney to win the last presidential election.

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Wall Street Journal: Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick: Solving the Immigration Puzzle

The nation’s capital is awash with ideas about how to fix America’s immigration
policy. The sudden ferment on this issue, which was largely dormant since
efforts at comprehensive reform were torpedoed five years ago, is as welcome as
it is overdue. The growing consensus on both sides of the political…

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