Why Stacey Abrams Ran Behind Raphael Warnock

Discrimination? Issues? Incumbency?

Pelosi Attack a Turning Point?

What will it take to end the cycle of violence?

Fear of a White Scholar

President Biden had a meeting with some historians. The horrors.

Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

Minority Rule in a Winner-Take-All System

How long can the unsustainable be sustained?

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

The Identity Politics of Identity Politics

Who gets to claim Latino heritage?

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Star Trek Goes Woke!

Has a franchise that’s always been political gone too far?

Just Move If You Don’t Like it Here!

There are many barriers to true freedom.

[Pamela Moses at sentencing] [Pamela Moses at sentencing]

An example of the “trial tax”

With choices like these it’s easy to understand why people take plea deals

Robert Moses Bridge Story Debunked

A favorite anecdote from Robert Caro’s first masterpiece is likely untrue.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Colin Powell, 1937-2021

The trailblazing soldier-statesman has died at 84.

Who Decides American History?

Legislatures and school boards politicize what our kids are taught.

Heir’s Property and FEMA Relief

Another example of structural racism.

Some CRT Theory/Politics of Race Thoughts

You know, some light weekend thoughts.

Start the Steal?

Cries that American democracy is in jeopardy are not hyperbole.

Conservatives and Critical Race Theory

The latest bogey man is likely not well understood.

Voter Suppression in Texas

Let’s call it what it is.

Voting is Too Hard

It’s not just Red states that put up too many barriers.

One More about GA’s SB202

And, really, all of this current wave of election legislation.

Henry Aaron, 1934-2021

Hammerin’ Hank is gone.

1776 Report Should be 86’d

A parting shot from the Trump administration.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

Harris and Racial Labels

There are different, and not equally good, reasons to talk about labels.

John Lewis Dead at 80

A civil rights legend has passed.

Mississippi to Remove Confederate Symbol from its Flag

The Magnolia State is the last in the nation to have the stars and bars on its state banner.

Podcast Recommendation

1619, Episode Three

Thinking about the Injustice that Feeds the Flame

The evidence is clear. Injustice feeds rage and rage sometimes boils over.

Do Violent Protests Get Results?

If the goal is to change politics, not just vent frustration, messaging is important.

Women are Not a Voting Bloc

Four highly-qualified (and two less-qualified) women ran and lost in 2020.

Nikki Haley’s Revisionist History

With her eyes on her political future in a GOP dominated by Trumpism, Nikki Haley is attempting to rewrite the history of one of the most significant events of her time as Governor of South Carolina.

Majority In New Poll Believe Trump Is A Racist

A new poll has a majority of respondents saying the President is a racist. He won’t care.

Donald Trump’s Ninety Minutes Hate

Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail last night with another one of his red meat speeches. The analogies it causes one to draw are chilling to say the least.

Tennessee Governor Honors KKK Founder (As Law Requires)

Republican Bill Lee is coming under fire for continuing an annual tradition.

1975 Warren vs 1975 Biden on Busing

A law review article written when the former was a student provides an interesting contrast.

Happy Independence Day From Outside The Beltway!

In the spirit of the holiday, it’s time to eat to excess, drink adult beverages, and blow stuff up..

Nike Pulls Old Glory Flag After Kaepernick Complaint

The ex-athlete has picked a bizarre target.

The Birthers Come For Kamala Harris

A new racist meme questioning Kamala Harris’s background is circulating on the Internet.

The Reparations Debate Reaches Capitol Hill

Congress is considering a bill that would establish a commission to examine the issue of reparations for slavery.;

Biden Not Only Democrat Lifting Language for Websites

The original ‘scandal’ was silly. The follow-up is sillier.

Jefferson Davis Highway Slowly Going Away

Northern Virginia is slowly undoing an anachronism.

Florida Republicans Working to Gut Restoration of Felon Voting Rights

Last November the state voted overwhelming to amend its constitution. The lawmakers they elected at the same time are sabotaging it.

The History of Blackface

A reading recommendation.

Virginia Governor Faces Pressure To Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photos

National and Virginia Democratic officials are calling on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign over racist photos in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

Despite Missteps, Republican Likely To Win Mississippi Senate Runoff

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has made several mistakes since Election Day, but she’s likely to win tomorrow’s runoff election.

Happy Independence Day From Outside The Beltway!

Yes, it’s still okay to celebrate America.

Did The Supreme Court ‘Overrule’ Korematsu? Not Really

Contrary to what many people have claimed, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii did not overturn one of the most controversial decisions in its history.

Jack Johnson, First Black Heavyweight Champion, Pardoned By President Trump

Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in a case obviously infected with racism, has been pardoned by President Trump.