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  • Architect Frank Gehry and others look over his design for the Eisenhower Memorial on the eastern end of the Mall at the National Building Museum on Thursday.
(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Aspects of Eisenhower Memorial trouble panel

    Construction of a Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is no closer after the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on Thursday expressed new criticism of the beleaguered project's designs and voiced concern for visitors' overall impressions.

  • Architect Frank Gehry and others look over his design for the Eisenhower Memorial on the eastern end of the Mall at the National Building Museum on Thursday.
(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Eisenhower memorial passes another test

    The commission charged with overseeing the planning and design of monuments in the District approved the general concept of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Thursday, but not before offering some suggestions for designers to consider as they work toward final approval.

  • Justice attorneys wary of Perez’s nomination for Labor, cite ‘most devastating indictment’

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez's nomination by President Obama as labor secretary has been met with criticism from Republicans and widespread concern among current and former Justice Department attorneys who question whether the Civil Rights Division chief is qualified for the post.

  • Likely Labor Secretary pick Perez oversaw Justice Department unit with racially charged divisions

    An assistant attorney general President Obama is considering for labor secretary oversaw a Justice Department section hampered by racially-charged ideological divisions, an inspector general report says.

  • **FILE** Members of New Black Panther Party carrying nightsticks stand outside a Philadelphia polling place. (ElectionJournal.org)

    Panel finds Justice reluctant to take cases of white victims

    The Justice Department stonewalled efforts by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party, leaving open the question of whether the department is willing to pursue civil rights cases "in which whites were the perceived victims and minorities the alleged wrongdoers."

  • ** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    Civil rights panel faults Justice on Panthers

    The Justice Department stonewalled efforts by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party, leaving open the question of whether the department is willing to pursue civil rights cases in which whites are "the perceived victims and minorities the alleged wrongdoers."

  • Illustration: Black Panthers and YouTube by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

    EDITORIAL: Black Panther blackout

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights votes tomorrow on its report regarding the Black Panther voter-intimidation case. The Obama administration's malfeasance in this scandal is becoming impossible to avoid - even for the White House's most reliable defenders.

  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (The Washington Times)

    Rights panel seeks testimony from Justice

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights wants Attorney General H. Holder Jr., to allow Justice Department employees to testify in its investigation of "deep-seated and shockingly common attitudes favoring racially-selective enforcement of the law" within the department's Civil Rights Division.

  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    GOP lawmaker acts to shield whistleblower

    A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice."

  • Federal prosecutor accuses Justice Dept. of reverse racism

    The Justice Department supervisor who recommended pursuing a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party testified Friday that the department's Civil Rights Division has engaged in reverse racism, refusing to bring charges in voting cases unless the victim is a minority.

  • Justice's Panther pursuer to testify on case

    The Justice Department section chief who recommended going forward on a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party, and then was removed from his post and transferred, will testify on the case Friday.

  • ** FILE ** Members of the New Black Panther Party walk toward the U.S. Capitol for the Million More Movement rally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 15, 2005. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Justice stiffs Civil Rights Commission

    The hypocrisy of the Obama Justice Department has reached staggering proportions on a host of issues stemming from the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. Such systemic evasion of justice breeds lawlessness.

  • Panthers probe heats up panel

    The federal government's dismissal of voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party has not only stirred debate at the national level and among various media outlets, but created a firestorm within the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which has announced a separate investigation of the matter.

  • Illustration: Undergrads by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    ALLEN: Big man shortage on campus

    It's well-known that there's a severe gender imbalance in undergraduate college populations: About 57 percent of undergrads these days are female and just 43 percent male, the culmination of a trend in which significantly fewer young men than young women either graduate from high school or enroll in college.

  • EDITORIAL: Pro-Black Panther prejudice

    The foundation is crumbling from the Justice Department's stonewall on the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. What's becoming visible is a serious corrosion in the whole edifice of the Civil Rights Division in the Obama-Holder Justice Department.

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