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07/21/2014 - 1:33am

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    Eaton is black. The three men testing her were white. The time was the early 1940s, when...

05/29/2014 - 2:58pm

    "Have you heard of Irish amnesia?," a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."

    Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres...

05/26/2014 - 5:00pm

    Of all the scandals and pseudo-scandals of which President Barack Obama has been accused, the Department of Veterans Affairs debacle is the most damaging for at least three reasons:

    One, health care -- including VA health care -- was the signature issue of his...

05/22/2014 - 5:57pm

    After decades of covering or commenting on an endless parade of self-promoting celebrities and ambitious wannabes, I was startled to hear that the European Union's highest court has declared a "right to be forgotten."

    That's the reason that European...

05/18/2014 - 11:26pm

    Are words going out of style? At a time when the public's hunger for news reaches new heights, it is startling to hear the new word-count limits that Reuters and the Associated Press have imposed on their reporters.

    Top editors at Reuters sent out a memo in early...

05/15/2014 - 4:18am

    Has Sen. Rand Paul flip-flopped on the issue of voter ID requirements?

    A year ago at historically black Howard University, the Kentucky Republican defended his party's push for voter identification card requirements, saying they hardly compared to the racist...

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