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Trump Won’t Protect Our Elections, So States Must Step Up
July 19, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin came late to the Helsinki Summit with Donald Trump on Monday and spoke first at the news conference afterward. He handed Trump a soccer ball from the World Cup, but he clearly walked away with the trophy for the World Cup of politics, largely because Trump, in a bizarre and unprecedented performance, kept scoring own goals on Putin’s behalf. ... read more »
Americans should never accept the human rights catastrophe on our border
July 12, 2018
The human rights catastrophe keeps getting worse. ... read more »
The Question in November: ‘What kind of country do we want to be?’
June 28, 2018
Trump uses immigration to rouse racial fear; immigrants “infest” our country, he charges. ... read more »
When it comes to the vote, we’re fighting a second Civil War
June 14, 2018
Open voter suppression laws had a far greater effect on the 2016 election than whatever the Russians did ... read more »
Trump’s Embarrassing Actions on North Korea Open a Door for Citizen Diplomacy
May 31, 2018
Trump also says he is pulling the plug because of “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” He scorns their nuclear capabilities, reminding them that “ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.” ... read more »
What to Do When Just Three Americans Have as Much Wealth as 50% of the Country
May 30, 2018
Thirty-two million Americans go without health insurance. Medical bills are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy. More than half of minimum wage workers must work more than one job to make ends meet. According to the official Supplemental Poverty Measure, 140 million Americans live in poor or low-income households, including 38 million children. ... read more »
A Royal Wedding That Affirms Truly Noble Values 
May 17, 2018
Prince Harry of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, will marry the American actress, Meghan Markle, on Saturday, May 19,  with all of the ceremony and global hoopla that the British royalty inevitably attracts. ... read more »
Trump’s ‘new deal for blacks’ was dealt from the bottom of the deck
May 10, 2018
Black unemployment rates remain nearly twice as high as white unemployment rates. ... read more »
Face the Truth About Lynchings to Move Our Country Forward
May 3, 2018
The reckoning that began with the Civil Rights Movement has continued; the memorial is a testament to that. People of good will want the healing to continue. The vibrancy and prosperity of the New South requires that the healing continue. But to heal wounds, you have to take the shrapnel out first. To move to reconciliation, you must start with the truth.  ... read more »
Trump Gives Peace a Chance in Deciding to Meet with North Korea’s Leader
April 26, 2018
Trump’s critics suggest Trump has given Kim a major concession – the recognition that would come from a first meeting with a U.S. president – in exchange for nothing.  But talking is far preferable to issuing threats and insults; exchanging proposals for peace far better than exchanging bombs in war. ... read more »
U.S. Strike Against Syria is One More Step Toward a Lawless Presidency
April 19, 2018
“Mission accomplished,” announced President Donald Trump after the United States, France and England unleashed more than 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. ... read more »
Winnie Mandela bore the scars of battle, helped heal a nation
April 12, 2018
This week, Winnie Madikizela Mandela will be laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa. To many, she was loved as the “mother of the nation” even in her final days. When the roll is called of freedom fighters who changed the world and made it better, the name Winnie Mandela will rank near the top of the list. ... read more »
Hold fast against the assault on Dr. King’s legacy
April 5, 2018
The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination comes amid a fierce struggle for the soul of America. We will celebrate the progress that has been made since Dr. King was taken from us in 1968, and decry the agenda that is still unfinished.  ... read more »
We need to revive King’s campaign against poverty 
March 29, 2018
April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  ... read more »
Trump-Kim meeting could make war less likely
March 15, 2018
Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat for his snap decision to talk face to face with Kim Jong-un of North Korea. ... read more »
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