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NOV 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Rand Paul Honestly Thinks He's Congress' Biggest Defender Of Minority Rights

Confronted about his involvement in numerous controversies involving race, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that nobody in Congress has fought harder than he has for the rights of minorities. "I don't think there has been anybody who has been a bigger defender of minority rights in the Congress than myself, and that's not saying others ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - The Nation

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What to do About Record Low Voter Turnout? Call a Holiday!

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) If you meet three Americans who are of voting age and are eligible under the laws of the state in which they reside to cast ballots, two of them did not do so in the 2014 election. In most states it is likely that the two nonvoters will be younger and poorer than the one voter—meaning that ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - American Prospect

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Report: South Urgently Needs an 'Infrastructure of Opportunity'

The following is an excerpt from State of the South: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation, published by MDC, a non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina, dedicated to "increasing educational attainment, connecting people to work that pays, and helping them get then resources they need to become successful," according to the group's mission statement. Here we present ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - American Prospect

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Report: South in Urgent Need of 'Infrastructure of Opportunity'

The following is an excerpt from State of the South: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation, published by MDC, a non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina, dedicated to "increasing educational attainment, connecting people to work that pays, and helping them get then resources they need to become successful," according to the group's mission statement. Here we present ...

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NOV 13, 2014 - Mother Jones

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After Gutting the Voting Rights Act, Alabama Cites It As an Excuse for Racial Gerrymandering

You have to give Alabama credit for its cheek. Last year, the state's Shelby County persuaded the US Supreme Court to find unconstitutional part of the Voting Rights Act that required certain states with histories of discriminatory election laws to get permission from the federal government before changing their voting practices. On Wednesday, Alabama will argue before the court that ...

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