Ta-Nehisi Coates: Here's a talk I gave yesterday at The City Club of Cleveland outlining the Case for Reparations. I lost track of time, so I didn't get to talk as much about housing as I wanted. But the most of the basics of the case are there. I want to thank the City Club for having me out, and hosting my very first talk on reparations. There will be a lot more of these over the next....
Brookings Fellow Richard Reeves explores inequality and opportunity in America with Legos, using them to explain the chances for economic success of Americans born at the bottom of the economic ladder. Reeves shows the chances that the poorest fifth of Americans have to rise to the top, based on their race, the marital status of their mothers, and their level of education. Read more..
The Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly was arrested Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Missouri, while covering protests surrounding the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Reilly joined HuffPost Live Thursday to describe the conditions of his arrest. Read more..
The labor ecosystem in the United States is out of line with much of the world and it may be hurting us. In contrast to the traditional American union, which organizes workers at a single workplace, in Western Europe and many other parts of the world, laborers of an entire industry form a single industry-wide union. Read more..
"What this really about is not healthcare, not Obamacare," says Michael Cannon, director of health policy at The Cato Institute. "it's whether the president of the United States is in fact the president of the United States and subject to the Constitution or an autocrat that can impose taxes on his own." Read more..