From slavery to today's struggles against structural racism and for democracy for all, the African-American people continue to play a strategic role.
Mid-January of 2014 marks the unhappy fourth anniversary of one of the defining moments in U.S. politics. No, not an election, but a court ruling.
The ALEC forces are now subjecting Ohio counties with a strong organized labor base, to an onslaught of proposed changes in county government which, if passed, will abolish countywide election of county leaders.
Honestly I thought all of this nonsense with voting rights was settled twice. First in 1865 and second in the 1960s. But voter ID laws have been popping up all over the country, wherever a Republican legislature is to be found.
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.