16 August 2000
A chasm has always separated Gore's professions from his performance. He denounces the rape of nature, yet has connived at the strip mining of Appalachia, and, indeed, of terrain abutting one of Tennessee's most popular state parks. He put...
11 August 2000
What’s behind the assault against affirmative action, race-based scholarships, educational loans and other programs designed to enhance opportunities and access for blacks, Latinos and other minorities in higher education? What’s at stake...
04 August 2000
Now, it's the turn of Al Gore and Joe Lieberman to be flattered by the same moist-eyed press corps that's been hailing the stultifying Republican convention in Philadelphia as a masterpiece of political stagecraft. Gore is being...
02 August 2000
It's "Reach Out" time. It happens every four years. Someone gets up in front of the Republicans and reminds the white people filling 95 percent of the convention hall that the party has to reach out. Who better than Colin Powell? He told...
01 August 2000
There are today over two million Americans incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails throughout the United States. More than one-half, or one million, are black men and women. The devastating human costs of...
01 August 2000
What are the economic costs for American society of the vast expansion of our prison-industrial complex? According to criminal justice researcher David Barlow at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, between 1980 and 2000, the combined...

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