“If by a ‘Liberal’ they mean…”

“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that… More “If by a ‘Liberal’ they mean…”

Sunday Talk: White is the new black

Daily Kos This week marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—when more than 250,000 people descended on the National Mall in support of civil rights, andMartin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. As much of a visionary as Dr. King was, it is unlikely that even he could’ve imagined just how far we’d come in the time since. The Republican party,… More Sunday Talk: White is the new black

Remembering Dr. King: 44 years since his assassination

It almost seems impossible that it has been forty-four years since Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Forty-four years ago I was twenty-two years old and eager to learn as much as I could about politics and civil rights issues. I wasn’t a follower of Dr. King, but I could appreciate what he was trying to… More Remembering Dr. King: 44 years since his assassination

West Wing Week: 7/21/11 or “Two Minute Warning”

The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, President Obama welcomed a civil rights icon, placed a call to the international space station, made animportant personnel announcement and hosted a roundtable focused on education with business leaders. But throughout he remained focused on finding a balanced solution to deficit… More West Wing Week: 7/21/11 or “Two Minute Warning”

In Shift, Justice Department is Hiring Lawyers With Civil Rights Backgrounds

After eight years of Bush policy in the Justice Department, this is welcomed news for all Americans. The New York Times Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has reversed a pattern of systematically hiring conservative lawyers with little experience in civil rights, the practice that caused a scandal over politicization during the… More In Shift, Justice Department is Hiring Lawyers With Civil Rights Backgrounds

Liberals hope rally rivals Beck’s at Lincoln Memorial today

Glenn Beck has taunted the organizers of this rally saying that the attendees are people who would be on the FBI Watch List under any other administration.  Perhaps the crowd won’t be as big as Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, but the fact is, Liberals do not LACK enthusiasm… Politico The rally liberal groups are staging at… More Liberals hope rally rivals Beck’s at Lincoln Memorial today

Ann Coulter To Gay Conservatives: Marriage ‘Is Not A Civil Right — You’re Not Black’

She’s baaaack… Huffington Post Nobody ever said Ann Coulter was going to play nice during her time at Homocon, a summit held by the gay conservative group GOProud over the weekend, not even the organizers who insisted that she be there. Perhaps it came as little surprise to them, then, when the conservative pundit stood… More Ann Coulter To Gay Conservatives: Marriage ‘Is Not A Civil Right — You’re Not Black’

What Are Words Worth? (Essay)

Melissa Harris-Lacewell – The Nation Many Americans were enraged by Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, presumably because Beck trespassed on a sacred day and on holy ground by scheduling his event to coincide with the anniversary and location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Media framed the anti-Beck dissent as a… More What Are Words Worth? (Essay)

Fox News and 1899

  Mario Piperni In case you’re not a fan of “fair and balanced”, MediaMatters brings you up to speed. Since President Obama’s election, Fox personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century… Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid 17th Amendment 16th Amendment Americans with Disabilities… More Fox News and 1899