The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state isn't meeting its constitutional obligation to amply pay for basic public education, but the justices gave an endorsement to the reform work the Legislature has already started. more
An estimated 75 percent of the state’s minority population rejected “Initiative 27,” a constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, while only about 17 percent of white voters went against the proposal, according to a report by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. more
Just days after Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took heat for singling out blacks on entitlement reform, Newt Gingrich called out the African-American community for being dependent on food stamps -- despite the fact that blacks make up less than one third of recipients in the food stamp program. more
The ongoing and escalating proxy war in Syria between the forces of Western imperialism (the US, NATO, Turkey and Israel) and its monarchial Arabian Gulf state allies on the one hand, and Iran and its Russian, Chinese, and Non-Aligned Movement allies on the other, is steadily unraveling the United Nations (UN) and threatening to draw the major nation-state powers in the world (chief amongst them the United States, its NATO allies in Europe, Russia and China) into a fourth world war.