Conservatives are attacking Planned Parenthood so viciously that you would be forgiven if you thought that the organization was running for president as a Democrat.
The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates, Aug. 6. But the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And we know why.
While properly appreciating the accomplishments of the Voting Rights Act, we should not lose sight of the challenges that lie ahead.
In the strangest of bedfellows, representatives of Koch Industry and Ben Chavis are working together on reforming the criminal justice system.
There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken.
The disclosure that Dylann Roof, the admitted killer of nine unarmed African-Americans attending Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church June 17 in Charleston, South Carolina, was photographed dozens of times holstering the Confederate rebel flag ignited a long overdue discussion on what that flag represents and prompted the removal of the flag from the state Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina, after more than 50 years.
You should be indignant at the thought of erecting statues and naming streets and schools after Confederate traitors.
The unwillingness to face up to the raw racism that led to the murder of nine African-Americans attending Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, proves that the problem is more than just an "unresolved dilemma."
Fox News blowhards will never admit that in covering the racially charged swimming pool incident in McKinney, Texas, they blew it.
As we can now see, videotape can be a game changer.