12 Dec 2017

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A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate

A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for SenateIn Alabama, religion brings people together - but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.


12 Dec 2017 10:00am GMT

05 Dec 2017

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Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle

Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisleThe nation's divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, "When you turn from symbols to policy, there's less polarization," says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.


05 Dec 2017 9:05pm GMT

28 Nov 2017

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For Democrats in 2018, how many candidates are too many?

For Democrats in 2018, how many candidates are too many?Democrats are flooding into key House races, but could too many candidates hurt the party's chances on retaking Congress? California's nonpartisan primary system may play a role here.


28 Nov 2017 4:29pm GMT

23 Jan 2009

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Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

23 Jan 2009 10:46pm GMT

Analyzing The Text Of Obama's Inaugural Address

Although many Americans heard Barack Obama's inauguration speech, they probably weren't listening for plyptotons and catachresis - but Geoff Nunberg was.

23 Jan 2009 2:10pm GMT

20 Jan 2009

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

20 Jan 2009 8:24pm GMT