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Senate Runoffs in Georgia Offer A Clear Choice
November 19, 2020
On Jan. 5, Georgia will hold a run-off election for both of its Senate seats. The races capture national attention because control of the Senate is at stake. If the two Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, both win, the Senate will be effectively split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the tie. If one or both lose, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell will retain his ability to obstruct the incoming president. ... read more »
A White House That Once Again Calls on Our Better Angels
November 12, 2020
With these words, the president-elect, Joe Biden, set a new tone and a new mood in Washington. No longer will the bully pulpit of the White House be used to spew lies and insults or to fan division and hatred. The White House will once again call on the “better angels” of Americans and not our “darkest impulses.” ... read more »
NO ONE IS HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR’S MURDER
October 1, 2020
A grand jury indicted one former Louisville police detective, Brett Hankison, in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor charging him with three counts of wanton endangerment of someone else – a man, his pregnant wife and their five-year-old daughter in an adjoining apartment.  But no officer was held responsible for Breonna Taylor’s murder.  The two officers who fired the fatal shots that hit and killed Ms. Taylor were not charged. ... read more »
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Trump Leads by Division, While Biden Leads by Multiplication
September 24, 2020
As the presidential campaigns heat up, Americans are provided with a stark choice of leaders. The visits to Kenosha of Donald Trump and Joe Biden provide clear contrasts for all to see. ... read more »
Myths and lies about poverty
September 17, 2020
No doubt, some will always be wealthier than others. We wouldn’t want to live in a society that forced all to be equal. But poverty isn’t inevitable. The 30 million people in America who lived in poverty even before the pandemic when unemployment was at record lows needn’t exist in that state.  ... read more »
America’s greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change
September 3, 2020
The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. ... read more »
Democrats must ace the agenda test
August 27, 2020
In last week’s Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris passed the character test. Now as Trump rolls out his virtual convention, they must ace the agenda test. They need to argue the case for the bold agenda that this country desperately needs, and challenge Trump for his policy failures. ... read more »
Voting Is the Centerpiece of Our Democracy
August 13, 2020
August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War — the 13, 14 and 15th Amendments — were the “second founding” of democracy in America, the Voting Rights Act, which after nearly a century of segregation gave legal effect to the 15th Amendment that outlawed discrimination in the right to vote, should be considered the “third founding.” ... read more »
A new generation of protest holds great promise for America
July 16, 2020
The inspiring rise of a new generation protesting against racial injustice is driving a new era of change in America, like the generation that emerged 60 years ago to build the civil rights movement of that time. ... read more »
Mandatory college football practices at time of pandemic are nuts
July 9, 2020
The experience of Texas and Florida and Arizona in reopening suggests that it may not even be safe to reopen college campuses with thousands of students gathering together in dorms, classes, parties and bars, much less begin practices on a football field. ... read more »
NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
Future of Democratic Party Lies in Moving to the Moral Center
August 16, 2018
A new generation of Democrats, such as New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is challenging the party’s establishment, writes Jesse Jackson, and the party’s goal should be to embrace the “moral center.” ... read more »
Attack on LeBron Shows Trump Wants to Use Fear, Divisiveness to Win Elections
August 9, 2018
The run-up to the 2018 congressional elections has begun. With 40 Republican representatives deciding not to run again, the party’s majority in the House is at risk. President Donald Trump has announced he plans to stump for Republicans across the country, seeking to make the election a referendum on him. Characteristically, a centerpiece of his approach is to use race as a weapon to divide and distract us. ... read more »
As Trump Distorts NFL Players’ Messages, Let’s Instead Join Together 
August 2, 2018
As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players.  ... read more »
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