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Rev. Jesse Jackson
After Charlottesville, push for real reform
August 24, 2017
She died standing for what she believed in, and her sacrifice helps to redeem an America that is far better than the haters. ... read more »
Trump trains his sights on affirmative action
August 10, 2017
Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. ... read more »
Trump turns back on a future with Cuba
June 16, 2017
So why would Trump want to revive the failed policies of the past? The reasons range from the petty to the perverse. Trump’s hatred of Obama is apparent. From Obamacare to climate policy to Cuba, he seems intent on overturning whatever Obama did — no matter how great the cost to the American people. ... read more »
Venezuela needs helping hand, not a hammer blow
May 25, 2017
If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The United States has a big hammer: the military, plus the intelligence community’s covert intervention forces. So we are dropping bombs from drones in seven countries. ... read more »
President Donald Trump succeeds in trashing civil rights
May 10, 2017
Trump’s time in office so far has been a systematic and vicious assault on civil rights ... read more »
Trump should form bipartisan coalition to get true reforms
March 29, 2017
  The decision of House Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act, their own leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, is a stunning defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. ... read more »
Foreboding ‘Shelby’ ruling replaces hope of Selma
March 15, 2017
And now we have a tale of two cities once more. ... read more »
As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks 
January 18, 2017
The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. ... read more »
What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression
December 15, 2016
President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office. Democrats and responsible Republicans are calling for congressional investigations. ... read more »
Trump’s Cabinet nominations are calculated insult 
November 30, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isn’t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the presidential campaign suggested he was. ... read more »
The right to vote in America has been fractured   
November 22, 2016
America’s election system is a disgrace, as the 2016 presidential election once more demonstrates. This isn’t sour grapes. ... read more »
If election is ‘rigged’, it isn’t against Trump
October 26, 2016
Donald Trump, falling behind in the polls, with his campaign imploding around him, now says the election is “rigged.” He refuses to say whether he will accept the verdict of the voters. ... read more »
New museum is a stunning achievement
October 5, 2016
It reminds us that slavery ended barely more than 150 years ago, the span of two long lives ... read more »
The shame of Milkwaukee 
August 24, 2016
Now it is Milwaukee. Recently, a car with two African-American men was stopped for “suspicion.” The men fled, the policeman pursued, and the driver, reportedly armed, was shot and killed. ... read more »
Poverty, desperation in world-class city
August 10, 2016
Chicago is one of America’s greatest cities. Yet many of its residents live in terror in what is virtually a war zone. When a demented killer slayed 49 in a gun rampage in Orlando, Fla., there was national attention. Presidential candidates called for escalating the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East, even though the killer seems to be a homegrown terrorist. ... read more »
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