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Voting machines in Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

Early voting sign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

File photo of Trayvon Martin's family. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Impact Of Trayvon Martin Shooting On Sanford Community

Civil rights advocates will be discussing the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and its impact on the Sanford community.

04/28/2012

File photo of people protesting the Trayvon Martin shooting   (Photo Credit: Allison Joyce / Getty Images)

Southern Baptist Leader Apologizes For Martin Comments

A Southern Baptist leader apologized this week for any hurt caused by explosive remarks accusing President Barack Obama and other black leaders of exploiting Trayvon Martin’s death for political gain.

CBS Tampa–04/17/2012

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