- Making News: Iraq Shiites Demand Elections in Baghdad Protest
In Baghdad today, some 50,000 Iraqis tuned out in the biggest demonstration yet on behalf of direct elections. At the same time, the leader of the civilian coalition, Paul Bremer, was seeking United Nations support for a gradual turnover of power. Dan Murphy is following the story from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter-s Notebook: African Americans in Politics since Martin Luther King
This holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not all parades and celebrations. The Los Angeles branch of King-s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will devote today to voter registration. Clarence Page, a syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune, considers the changing role of African Americans in politics today.
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Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
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