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Seeing only the evil in black

It once appeared that our nation might truly be on the road to seeing beyond the color of one’s skin.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 18, 2013

The new Netroots

The netroots story — lefty bloggers storming the barricades — can seem, well, so 2006. Little wonder, then, that this year's Netroots Nation conference in Providence didn't receive much national press.
Activism 2.0
By  |  June 09, 2012

GOP legislators stick with ALEC

Faced with a campaign asking him and seven other Republican legislators to quit the controversial conservative lobbyist-legislator coalition ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council — House assistant majority leader Andre Cushing, of Hampden, sa
After Trayvon
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 27, 2012

Mainstream progressives get Occupied

"We are the 99 percent!" reverberates in the basement of the Portland Public Library on a Saturday morning. Ninety radicals — well, maybe damn strong liberals — are plotting to take over the government — well, in any case, to harass the one percent.
The 99 Percent Spring begins
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 20, 2012

Racism flourishes in darkness

There is a reason that evil is associated with darkness. It's not that the night is inherently bad; in fact, it can be beautiful and wondrous things can take place in it.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  March 30, 2012

Standing their ground

It seems like every decent person in America is scorching over the Trayvon Martin killing.
In spite of the Trayvon Martin case, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing for a controversial law that could promote violence as much as it prevents it
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 30, 2012


Trayvon Martin and the dark side of the American soul

Florida is a nightmare from which America cannot seem to awake. It bakes with neuroses.
Florida justice?
By EDITORIAL  |  March 30, 2012