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Saddened by Death of Julian Bond
August 20, 2015
The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice. President Obama, ... read more »
45 years after King, struggle goes on
April 5, 2013
April 4 marked the 45th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr. King, 39, at the time, ... read more »
Bain sends Illinois jobs to China
October 11, 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson Mrs. Dot Turner has worked at what is now Sensata Technologies in Downstate Freeport for 43 years. The company does sophisticated work creating sensors for automobiles. ... read more »
Ignore debate zingers, focus on issues
October 3, 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson As Wednesday’s presidential debate approaches, the political junkies are gearing up for a shoot-out. If history is any guide, much attention will be paid to the political horse race. ... read more »
Counter GOP by telling the truth at Dem convention
September 12, 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson Inevitably, the Democratic Party fest in Charlotte, N.C., will be compared to last week’s Republican gathering in Tampa, Fla. The speeches by the vice president and president will be contrasted with those of Republican nominees Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney. ... read more »
Romney’s agenda: Class warfare
August 24, 2012
Raise taxes on the rich? “Class warfare” the Republicans rail. Any discussion of inequality, says Mitt Romney, should be held privately “in quiet rooms.” Yet the Romney agenda for the country opens a new offensive in class warfare–only on the side of the few, ... read more »
We need smarter kids, not more smart bombs
May 24, 2012
Rev. Jesse Jackson Chicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, ... read more »
Time to revive national civil rights commission
April 27, 2012
Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case–Trayvon was the young African American shot to death on the streets in Sanford, Fla., by a self-appointed community watch volunteer–have decided not to send the case to the grand jury, ... read more »
Renew the movement to fight for civil rights
April 20, 2012
We mourn Trayvon Martin, the young African American who, armed only with candy and a soft drink, was shot dead for the offense of “walking while black.” ... read more »
We have to choose what kind of a people we are
March 15, 2012
Even while we see jobs coming back, the tsunami created by the Great Recession is hitting cities and counties with full force. Suffolk County, one of the largest New York counties, ... read more »
South Carolina shows how far we have to go
January 27, 2012
The Republican presidential primary in South Carolina captures the news, but too little attention has been paid to the state itself. South Carolina reflects the triumph of Dr. ... read more »
Electorate suffers from a PAC attack
January 6, 2012
‘Newt Gingrich has more baggage than the airlines.” Romney is akin to “big spending liberals.” Beware of “smooth talking politicians.” In Iowa, after a breather for Christmas, ... read more »
To gain workers’ votes, Gingrich slanders poor
December 22, 2011
Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich appeals to working Americans by slandering the poor. Gingrich recently denounced child labor laws as “truly stupid,” suggesting that schools should fire janitors and hire students under the age of 16 to clean the place. ... read more »
Cost of broken health care system is killing us
December 9, 2011
I suffer from a harsh case of gout that requires constant treatment. Suddenly this year, I discovered that the generic drug I was using that cost about 3 cents a pill had been banned and replaced by a proprietary drug – ... read more »
We salute our soldiers, but we fail them at home
December 9, 2011
America honors the men and women who fight for their nation. Ads beckon the young to join the armed forces and see the world. We provide training, ... read more »
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