The workplace will likely be the only place impacted by last week's court ruling that use of the n-word is wrong, even among blacks, writes Adam Serwer at MSNBC, who says the word has become a permanent fixture in America's nomenclature, with all of its connotations.
GOP congressional leaders met on Thursday to determine what steps to take since the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. They didn't seem interested in doing much of anything, Adam Serwer writes at MSNBC.
Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act allows the federal government to require jurisdictions with recent records of discrimination to submit their election-law changes for clearance and could become a secret weapon, writes MSNBC's Adam Serwer.
Blogging at Mother Jones, Adam Serwer weighs in on President Obama's possible selection of the GOP's Chuck Hagel as a replacement for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in spite of his repeated votes to deny servicewomen access to abortions.
Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer says that the Justice Department's top civil rights lawyer, Thomas Perez, who has looked into crimes and police abuses for years, will investigate the Trayvon Martin shooting -- and faces one of his biggest challenges yet.
Mother Jones' Adam Serwer checks in on GOP Sen. Roy Blunt's proposed amendment to the Affordable Care Act, which he says would expand "conscience" exemptions and allow employers to discriminate against someone with HIV or AIDS.
In response to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's claim that Obama personally signs off on any decision to kill Americans suspected of terrorism, Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer questions the fairness of the process.
In order to avoid abuses, New York City's police department should hammer out an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to oversee its surveillance of the city's Muslim enclaves, Adam Serwer blogs at Mother Jones.