by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onMarch 15, 2010
Chief Justice John Roberts' suggestion that members of the U.S. Supreme Court may skip the next State of the Union address is a mistake.
January 27, 2010
Obama's first State of the Union address took on big banks, health care, and job creation. But it won't solve the country's woes—that much is up to the Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
January 6, 2010
Young, black up-and-comer Harold Ford, Jr. has been out of the political game for four years. Will a 2010 bid for the New York Senate bring his mojo back?
January 6, 2010
A Connecticut senator is doing what's best for America and his party. Hint: It's not Joe Lieberman.
December 24, 2009
This was never supposed to happen in the first place--Democratic presidents have tried and failed before to get health care done. So it is a bit of a Christmas miracle. Nevertheless, it has also showcased the hair-pulling politics of progressive reform.
December 11, 2009
The Congressional Black Caucus went back to basics with its House committee boycott. Calling the Democrats' bluff produced $6 billion dollars in funding targeted toward financial relief in black America.
November 17, 2009
Civil rights groups, labor groups and members of the financial industry are all calling for more action from the government to fight unemployment.
October 15, 2009
Sen. Harry Reid and President Clinton appear to be onboard.
October 6, 2009
After months of Republican blocking behind the scenes, Tom Perez has finally been confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Perez was considered an uber-qualified candidate by civil rights groups.
October 1, 2009
I don’t agree with Rep. Grayson’s remarks any more than I agree with the actions of Rep. Joe Wilson, who could not restrain himself from yelling “You lie!” at the President of the United States of America. But they show that members of Congress are not the mature adults we all deserve working on our behalf in Washington, D.C.
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