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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.


Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."


May it displease the court: race and Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.


Minnesota celebrates national love

"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.


Freedom fighting: also a Southern tradition

Many white people in the South held no one in captivity. Lies and false fear, not ideals, were used to convince them to vote for leaving the Union.


Bernie Sanders applauds Greeks for rejecting IMF demands

"I applaud the people of Greece for saying 'no' to more austerity for the poor, the children, the sick, and the elderly."


Elizabeth Warren doesn’t rule out endorsing Bernie Sanders

"Bernie's out talking about the issues that the American people want to hear about."


To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.


House votes to approve Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208. 


Nine dead after hate crime in historic S.C. black church

The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.

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