An integral part of the Romney-Ryan election strategy is to exploit the racial misconceptions of white workers.
I can't recall another Republican Convention more full of lies, demagogy, sexism and racism as the one just concluded in Tampa.
Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.
As a nation, we cannot allow this hate crime (or any hate crime) to be swallowed up by the next news cycle and then forgotten.
What is really behind the rash of new voter identification laws? We have available a scientific answer, one not distorted by political rhetoric or blatantly ridiculous reasons.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.