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Hate & Extremism
December 30, 2014

The incoming majority whip in the U.S. House says he didn’t know the views of a racist group founded by neo-Nazi David Duke when he spoke to it in 2002. But as the SPLC’s Mark Potok writes, his claim is impossible to believe. Scalise was a state representative and an aspiring national politician at the time, and EURO was well known as a hate group led by America’s most famous white supremacist.

News
December 21, 2014

The rise in the rate of incarceration in the United States over the past 40 years is unprecedented in world history. Here are facts you need to know about this mass incarceration crisis and its vast racial disparities.

Economic Justice
December 15, 2014

The proposal by Tennessee’s governor to use Affordable Care Act money to pay for private insurance for low-income residents is a step in the right direction and an example for Southern states that have stubbornly refused to expand Medicaid for their most vulnerable citizens.

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