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Rev. Jesse Jackson
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 »
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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 »
Trump’s a Lousy General in the Trade War He Started with China
July 26, 2018
This week, the president of the European Community will meet with Trump in what is described as a “last ditch” attempt to avoid tariffs on car imports.  Inevitably, these countries have retaliated with tariffs on U.S. goods. Trump says “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” but this could get messy. ... read more »
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 »
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