May

Jim Crow move over, the Wisconsin GOP is here

Voters will for the first time be required to show photo identification this summer in recall elections seeking to unseat several Republican legislators.

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"Chinese Massacre" dramatizes little-known history

Playwright Tom Jacobson takes a Howard Zinn-like "people's history" look at Los Angeles, revealing a little-known pogrom against L. A.'s then-200 inhabitants of Chinese ancestry.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

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Sugar's bittersweet history

The history of sugar  is a fascinating, complicated and ongoing journey that takes us through the brutal depths of slavery to the heights of resistance and abolition, to the ingenuity of invention from Hershey's milk chocolate to Brazil's biofuels.

The Freedom Rides turn 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides, which contributed mightily to breaking the back of legal segregation in the South.