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Federal judge strikes down Florida drug test law for welfare recipients

On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down the Florida law that required welfare recipients to be screen for illicit drugs, handing a defeat to...

Adjunct Professors Getting the Short End of the Stick

For many of us, there is that one teacher and/or professor who helped us think outside the box and dream the impossible. In my...

5 Reasons Why People of Color Won’t Miss Michelle Bachmann

Tea Party favorite Michelle Bachmann has decided not to seek a fifth term in Congress. The Minnesota Congresswoman has been a strong critic of...

Lindsey Graham Attacked for Immigration Work

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the target of a new ad by Numbers USA, an immigration-restriction organization, for his work in...

Redefining Welfare

A favorite whipping boy of Republicans and conservative ideologues is welfare. Among all discretionary spending programs, TANF, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, formerly known...

On Race, Ramsey’s “S#%t White Girls Say to Black Girls” is...

I hate to sound all Seinfeldian, but what’s the deal with all of these S#%T people say videos? The term as a pop culture comedy theme...

Newt Gingrich Has a Thing for “Welfare Queens”

Here we go again. For some reason, several Republican presidential nominees are pre-occupied with the demographic that’s least likely to vote for them at the...

Thank Goodness the Seattle Welfare Queen Isn’t Black

Authorities recently raided the home of a Seattle woman who allegedly used federal subsidy vouchers reserved for low income families to – get this...

Latino Voters: Diverse People, Diverse Opinions

During the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate earlier this week, the question arose that many Latinos have been waiting to hear: “What are the candidates...

Florida’s Welfare Drug Tests Raise Issues of Rights and Power

When Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a requirement that Floridians must submit to a drug test before they can get welfare benefits, he raised questions over personal rights, personal privacy and where to set the limits on the power of the state.