Opinion

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Ted Cruz, Jesse Helms vs. the people, the vote

Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.

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The power and hope of the March on Washington

It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.

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March on Washington - right place to be in 1963 and 2013

It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!

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Supreme racism tramples democracy in voting rights

The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.

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IRS "scandal" may not be so scandalous after all

One of the numerous "scandal" stories in the news this week is the revelation that the IRS supposedly "targeted" conservative political groups for special attention and tax audits.

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Inaugural address was a massive unity rally

What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

GOP strategy: limit voting rights

In 33 Republican-governed states, new laws have been proposed or enacted that make voter laws much stricter.