Ben Jealous

Zimmerman Not Guilty, But ALEC Sure As Hell Is

ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida.

'Democracy Has Been Stolen And We Have To Take It Back'

We have to end the filibuster, at the very least for nominations, if not for everything. This has to happen because Republicans are now obstructing everything, and agencies of our government are going to start shutting down over this summer. Without action the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) closes its doors at the end of August and not long after that the Consumer The Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be without a director. These are just some of the nominations being obstructed -- filibustered -- in order to block these agencies from operating.

NAACP President Chokes Up Over Support For Marriage Equality

NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous on Monday became emotional as he spoke to reporters about his organization's decision to support marriage rights for LGBT couples. "Our calling as an organization is to defend the U.S. Constitution,"