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How Much Did Race Dog the Shutdown Standoff?

Brown University political scientist measures just how much race figured into decision to shut down government.

The Tea Party's Vision, Realized

As we stare over the brink of a catastrophic government shutdown, the nation has arrived right where the tea party wing of the GOP meant to lead us.

Why Are Non-Profits Banned From Politicking to Begin With?

Tea party groups today claim non-partisanship, despite clear evidence otherwise, but it looks like the history of tax exempt status for non-profits wasn’t politically neutral to begin with.

True the Vote Says It Was Singled Out by IRS

“This is what the beginning of tyranny looks like,” the group’s leader told Breitbart.com

Sequestration and the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to End Equity

A cruel chaos will unfold as billions of dollars in federal spending are chopped, starting today. But that chaos was always the real goal.

Marco Rubio's Impossible Task: Make Racism Palatable to Latinos

The ambitious, young senator hews closely to the GOP’s far right on nearly every issue. But Republicans believe a rhetorical shift on immigration alone will bring Latinos into the fold.

The 113th Congress and the Tyranny of the Minority

America is fast changing, and that change is reflected in the policies voters overwhelmingly back. And yet, a small band of white men continue to lord over us all.

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right's Scared of Us)

Our voting rights coverage has prompted some right wing muckraking on our publisher. We’ll save them the effort: We’re proud to be part of a racial justice movement.

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Tea Party's Ted Cruz Defeats GOP Favorite, Could Become Texas' First Latino Senator

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.