Tag: Politico

New schedule in Netanyahu corruption trial

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will resume in earnest in January, with thrice-weekly evidentiary hearings set to begin then, a Jerusalem court decided Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Netanyahu would be required to be present at each hearing, although some Israeli media reported...

Replace the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Statue With One of John Lewis

This past week, more than a century and a half after the end of the Civil War, the United States military got around to effectively banning the flag of the Confederacy, a short-lived nation built explicitly on the idea of white supremacy. At roughly the same time, the U.S....

Clyburn: Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge for John Lewis

Rep. Jim Clyburn called for Edmund Pettus Bridge to be renamed for John Lewis, the late civil rights icon who was marching during “Bloody Sunday” when peaceful demonstrators were beaten there by Alabama state troopers in 1965. “Edmund Pettus was a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Take...

Black lawmakers lose another giant at critical moment

With the death Friday night of John Lewis — nine months to the day after Elijah Cummings’ passing — the Congressional Black Caucus faces a profound moment: the generation that built the group into a powerhouse is slowly fading away. There are fewer members now who served in the...

Politicians and civil rights leaders pay tribute to John Lewis

Soon after Rep. John Lewis’ passing, politicians and civil rights leaders publicly paid tribute to his extraordinary life, sharing memories, photos and quotes that evoked the spirit of the longtime congressman who was often referred to in Washington as “the conscience of the Congress.” Here are some of their...

How Larry Hogan Kept Blacks in Baltimore Segregated and Poor

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, the term “structural racism” has moved from the academic world into the public conversation — a shorthand way to talk about why Black Americans can do everything right and still find themselves with less income and wealth than white Americans of similar...

John Lewis, civil rights icon and longtime congressman, dies

John Lewis, who went from being the youngest leader of the 1963 March on Washington to a long-serving congressman from Georgia and icon of the civil rights movement, has died. He was 80. In December 2019, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent...

In Georgia mask feud, a microcosm of America’s Covid-19 fault lines

On its face, the legal showdown between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over the legality of the city’s face mask mandate is a dispute over the right balance between personal freedom and public health. But the increasingly bitter feud between the Republican governor, an...