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Bill Bennett is former Education Secretary, drug czar and head of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush He is currently a political commentator for CNN.

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In Context: Were Paul Ryan's poverty comments a 'thinly veiled racial attack'?

The backlash to comments U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan made about poverty and inner-city residents suggested that the former vice-presidential candidate had been bigoted.

Was what he said, as U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee called it, a "thinly veiled racial attack"?

Gates incident spurs discussion on race, crime

Pundits are talking after last week's arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. We check their facts.