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Whites With No Diploma Live Shorter Lives

Life expectancy for the least-educated Americans has shrunk by four years since 1990, a reminder that social inequality is not just a matter of having fewer things than those who are better off than you.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Outrage Over Whites-Only Christian Conference in Alabama

The Rev. William C. Collier cordially invites you to his three-day Christian conference in Alabama—but only if you’re white. Fliers advertising the event titled “Annual Pastors Conference All White Christians Invited,” were reportedly put up during the middle of the night in the western Alabama town of Winfield on Monday.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE


Cornel West Recalls the Attica Prison Rebellion

Princeton University professor Dr. Cornel West spoke to a crowd of almost 3,000 people at the Riverside Church in New York City on Friday during an evening of remembrance for another sort of 9/11. (more)

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 READ MORE



nytimes.com

Voices of the Tea Party

Tea party members are often depicted as anti-Democrat reactionaries or scoffed at as holding incoherent, outside-reality positions. But a new feature by The New York Times lets supporters speak for themselves, sharing their concerns for the country and what the tea party means to them.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 READ MORE



What’s the Fuss With Badu’s Body?

A new music video by Erykah Badu is causing quite the tizzy. The video, which depicts the songstress walking nude down the street where President John Kennedy was shot in Dallas, has led to a charge of disorderly conduct and an interesting perspective on how we see race.

Posted on Apr 4, 2010 READ MORE


Crimmigration?
pewhispanic.org

The Age of ‘Crimmigration’

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center reports that Latinos now constitute the largest single ethnic group in the U.S. federal prison system. The rising arrest and detention levels are driven largely by changes in immigration law that criminalize undocumented immigration, with nearly half of all Latino offenders jailed on immigration-related “crimes.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2009 READ MORE


Heart Disease Map
cdc.gov

Genes Under Pressure

While heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of people in the U.S., researchers have found that we can help explain a large part of these cases through one’s genetic makeup. In fact, one in five white people are believed to have the “blood pressure gene,” where the genetic variance that controls salt in the kidneys changes to affect individuals’ blood pressure.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008 READ MORE


The Bradley Defect

The latent racism that many had predicted would cut into Barack Obama’s poll numbers on Election Day—the so-called “Bradley effect”—ended up largely an unfounded concern, as exit polls showed him picking up 43% of white voters, an increase of 4 percentage points over what Democratic candidates have averaged since 1968.

Posted on Nov 5, 2008 READ MORE


Obama
AP photo / Madalyn Ruggiero

Obama Gets a Break on Race Issue

In Barack Obama‚Äôs presidential candidacy, the fact that he is African-American has seemed to be an obstacle that could be overcome with a good campaign, a few breaks and the issues turning his way. That’s what is happening now.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 READ MORE


A Slap in the Face

Hillary Clinton has campaigned as if the Democratic nomination were hers by divine right. That’s why she is falling short—and that’s why she should be persuaded to quit now, before her majestic sense of entitlement splits the party along racial lines.

Posted on May 8, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton
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Clinton: Whites Prefer Me

Hillary Clinton will surely stir controversy with racially charged comments that appeared Thursday in USA Today. The candidate noted an article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.” “There’s a pattern emerging here,” she added. Audio update.

Posted on May 8, 2008 READ MORE


Mr. Fish - Obama’s Mettle

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Red Cross Condemns Torture Bill

The International Committee of the Red Cross will contact the White House to address concerns over U.S. torture policy’s compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Baker and Bush
whitehouse.gov

Baker Panel to Urge Change

The panel of advisors tasked with investigating solutions to the quagmire in Iraq is set to recommend a major shift in policy.  The group, headed by former Secretary of State James Baker, is likely to advocate troop withdrawals, and might even suggest inviting Iran and Syria to assist in Iraq’s security.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Another Hawk Sees the Light

As the midterm election looms, the White House is scrambling to respond to comments made by Sen. John Warner, a Bush supporter and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who said the situation in Iraq is “drifting sideways.”

Posted on Oct 7, 2006 READ MORE


american militarism

Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


White House: U.S. Safer but Not Yet Safe

The Bush administration released an assessment of its terrorism-combatting efforts to date. It takes credit for thwarting several attacks, but acknowledges many challenges, including an Al Qaeda network far more decentralized and media-savvy than pre-Sept. 11—and thus much more elusive and dangerous.

Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


Pat Buchanan

Buchanan Misses White America

While out pimping his book, Pat Buchanan made an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, where he exposed himself with a statement as racist as it was whiny: ?I?d like the country I grew up in. It was a good country. I lived in Washington, D.C., 400,000 black folks, 400,000 white folks, in a country 89 or 90 percent white. I like that country.?  (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


Survivor cast
cbs.com

Ghetto Survivor

The next season of “Survivor” will have a new twist that has already drawn criticism.  Four teams are to be divided along racial/ethnic lines?blacks, whites, Asians, and Latinos.  The individual who wins gets a million-dollar prize.

Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


The White House
From cs.umn.edu

Bush Staffer on Terror Plots: ‘This Is Going to Play Big’

In the wake of the foiled terrorist plots to explode passenger jets in midair, a White House official told an AFP reporter on Thursday, “Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big” as a political opportunity for the GOP. The AFP reporter was merciless in his reporting, noting that Bush & Co. have been tarring Democrats as soft on terrorism the past few days—knowing full well that news of the terror plot could break at any moment.

Posted on Aug 11, 2006 READ MORE


Shall We Make Mel Gibson Our Mideast Envoy?

“Why not?” asks Clean Air Watch, after Bush just did something equally inane: appointing an avowed anti-regulatory “ghoul” as the White House’s new regulatory czarina.

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


Rep. Emanuel Makes Satirical Mincemeat of White House Salaries

Responding to a recently published list of White House salaries—including $100,000 a year for the “director for lessons learned,” Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) ran through a few “lessons” the White House apparently missed.

  • Money quote: “When you’ve ‘turned the corner’ in Iraq more times than Danica Patrick at the Indy 500, it means you are going in circles.”

  • Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    The Most Overpaid White House Staffers

    The National Journal just published the new salary list for Oval Office employees, and Think Progress deliciously singled out a few who definitely aren’t earning their money. For instance: Deborah Nirmala Misir, the ethics advisor, earns $114,688; Stuart Baker, director for lessons learned, earns $106,641.
    There’s a “director for lessons learned”? Where’s his office? A solitary confinement box at Guantanamo?

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Suspect May Argue White House OK’d Phone-Jamming

    The guy indicted in the jamming of Democratic phone lines on election day in 2002 is set to argue that his scheme had the approval of both the Republican National Committee and the White House.
    If true, this would be huge: a White House-led attempt to sabotage a Senate election in favor of a Republican.

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    McCain’s New Bosom Buddies: First Falwell, Now Bush

    In his likely bid for the White House, John McCain has not only embraced Jerry Falwell, the man he once called an “agent of intolerance,” but he’s now getting buddy-buddy with the man whose campaign spread a malicious rumor during the 2000 race that McCain had fathered an illegitimate child.

    Posted on Jul 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Jabari Asim: America’s Blacks Are a Giving People

    African-Americans give away a greater percentage of their money to charitable causes than whites.

    Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: Hillary’s Shameful Straddling on Iraq

    If Sen. Clinton can’t demonstrate clear leadership on Iraq now, why should we believe she would grow a backbone as president?

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Michael Gerson
    From Robert A. Reeder/ Washington Post

    Bush’s Favorite Writer Leaving the White House

    Michael Gerson wrote every major speech of Bush’s presidency, led a crusade to fund the fight against AIDS, malaria and poverty, and pushed for stronger action in Darfur. He also formulated Bush’s plan to spread democracy around the globe—with somewhat mixed results. No apparent scandal here: He’d been talking about leaving since 2004.

    Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Iran Badge Fabricator Goes to Washington

    Amir Taheri wrote the bogus Op-Ed claiming that Iran has a law requiring Jews to wear yellow badges. But on Tuesday, he was invited to the White House along with other “experts” to give Bush their “honest opinions.” With advice like that, our war in Iran will be a slam-dunk.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush and Ken Lay
    From rotten.com

    The Enron Story Everyone Is Missing: The Bush-Ken Lay Connection

    Former Enron Chief Ken Lay may stand convicted, but as Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer has been writing for years, no accounting of the Enron scandal will be complete until we have full disclosure of Lay’s entanglements with the White House. Check out this classic Scheer column: “Enron is Whitewater in spades. This isn’t just some rinky-dink land investment like the one dredged up by right-wing enemies to haunt the Clinton White House—but rather it has the makings of the greatest presidential scandal since the Teapot Dome.”

    Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Clinton Portraits
    David Scull / From The New York Times

    Clintons Balance Married and Private Lives

    As Hillary Clinton gears up for a presumed White House run, Bill Clinton has told friends that his number one priority is not to cause her any trouble. The N.Y. Times explores how the former president is attempting to position a future one…

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Tony Snow
    From ThinkProgress

    Answering His First Question, Tony Snow Misleads Press

    Amazing. (Or maybe not.) The new White House press secretary (a former Fox News host) kicked off his tenure with a misleading statement about Bush and the NSA program.

    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


    White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
    AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

    Snow Melts at Debut ‘Gaggle’

    New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stumbled a bit during his first briefing, but also came off as refreshingly candid. “I’m not even going to try to fake it,” he told one reporter.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    People Fleeing
    newprophecy.net

    Hard-Core Republicans Fleeing Bush

    That’s the conclusion of a Washington Post article that tracks “a decline in support from almost every part of the conservative coalition over the past year.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    A Capital Full of Shih Tzu Reporters

    “The president’s approval ratings are at 31%, and not a single Shih Tzu will yap at him.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert Points
    Roger L. Wollenberg / Pool Photo via N.Y. Times

    Did Media Miss Real Colbert Story?

    Check out this fantastic review of Colbert’s performance, including this: “It was perhaps the first time in Bush’s tenure that the president was forced to sit and listen to any American cite the litany of criminal and corruption allegations that have piled up against his administration.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    USDA Staffers Stunned to Get Iraq Talking Points

    The Department of Agriculture has e-mailed “talking points” on Iraq to a “stunned” set of career staffers.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Gore magazine covers
    From the Wall Street Journal

    Gore for 2008?

    Favorable publicity surrounding Al Gore’s new global warming movie has contributed to the buzz that the former VP has his sights set on the White House in 2008. A former aide tells the WSJ that he’s been talking about it.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Two Bushes

    A Tale of Two Bushes

    Check out the gag routine that Bush and a presidential impersonator did during Sunday’s correspondents’ dinner. It’s funny, but a lot safer than the Stephen Colbert roast that followed it.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

    An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Secret Service Will Turn Over Abramoff Visit Logs

    The logs will show how often the convicted lobbyist met with Bush administration officials—and with whom he met.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Colbert
    "The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert delivering the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner roast.

    Bush Not Amused At Colbert’s Roast

    The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  • Watch the video (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”
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    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Ari Fleischer
    From twr.mobrien.com

    Ari Fleischer: White House Press Briefing Is ‘a TV Show’

    Bush’s first spokesman describes how the televised briefings we see on TV have much more to do with preening and posturing than serious Q & A.
    We think the administration needs more public grilling, not less, but it’s worth hearing his argument.

    Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


    CBS_CIA
    From CBS

    CIA Agent on ‘60 Minutes’: Bush Ignored WMD Evidence

    The former highest-ranking CIA officer in Europe tells Ed Bradley that the White House ignored intelligence that said there were no WMDs or an active weapons program in Iraq. The interview airs on CBS Sunday, April 23.

    Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


    White T-Shirt

    Posted on Apr 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Breast Cancer More Deadly to Blacks Than Whites

    Black American women are 19% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to a new study. This is just the most recent of many studies illustrating that within our healthcare system, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, blacks still receive a poorer quality of healthcare than whites.

    Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


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