More gloomy news emerged about the U.S. economy this week while Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama braced for a tight battle for delegates -- and debated whether Florida and Michigan should re-do their primaries. Analysts Mark…
With a popular African-American presidential candidate and the increasing influence of Hispanic voters, the 2008 presidential election has brought new attention to minority groups in the U.S. Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune reflects on how we define race.
Legal journalist Stuart Taylor discusses his new book, "Until Proven Innocent," which takes a deeper look at the controversy surrounding the Duke University Lacrosse team rape case.
The Supreme Court Thursday ruled against allowing race-based criteria in proposed diversity plans in two school districts. Following a report by Marcia Coyle on the ruling and the mood in the courtroom, Roger Clegg and Theodore Shaw, two experts in…
Authors Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher discuss their book, "Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas," which explores the justice's trials and career.
The presidential primary races show diverse candidates polling high. The NewsHour reports on the issues of race and gender in the 2008 presidential election.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether schools in Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky., can consider race when placing students in public elementary and secondary schools. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle explains the cases that could affect millions…
Gender, race and nationality are identities that we are born into, but essayist Clarence Page reflects on our self-imposed boxes and what happens when we try to break out of them.
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Democrat Ed Perlmutter won his bid for Colorado's 7th District seat Tuesday, beating his Republican opponent Rick O'Donnell and bringing home a much hoped for victory for the Democratic Party.
The Tennessee Senate race between Democrat Harold Ford Jr. and Republican Bob Corker has taken a nasty turn through negative ads and unplanned confrontations between the candidates. Two editors discuss the race.
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