>Rick Santorum invokes race into his anti-abortion argument

> When all else fails for pro-life reactionaries, it’s common for these activists to inject race into the debate, which we witnessed last year with a billboard campaign targeting the black community.  A more recent case in point is Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who’s considering a run for president in 2012. Santorum recently appeared […]

>Citing self protection, Texas Rep. to propose bill to allow guns on House floor

>No, this isn’t a joke. The Hill is reporting Texas Republican Louie Gohmert plans to introduce a bill to allow members of Congress to carry firearms in the District of Columbia and on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  “There is a rash of legislation further infringing on Second Amendment rights that has been […]

>How the rise in anti-government sentiment led to the Arizona shooting

>As Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wakes from the nightmare she suffered yesterday morning, she and the rest of the country are coming to grips with how a lone gunman’s actions have shaken the core of our democracy. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, and his allege shooting of Rep. Giffords and killing of six others, including a […]

>A review of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

>Before Christmas, I was anxious to read another book on my new Amazon Kindle. I came across Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street, which recounts the systematic rape/torture/sexual abuse committed by white men on black women. It also documents how the Civil Rights Movement got it start as committed to protecting the […]