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The Plutocrats Strike Back

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading

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Trump’s Last Grasp

We are in the middle of a nationwide teaching moment, an opportunity to improve the way we relate to people who are different from ourselves. We have had several of these in the past decade and progress has been made, … Continue reading

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New Gun President

In recent years, whenever there has been a mass shooting and the resulting national call for improved gun control laws, conservative politicians and pundits have responded with two primary policy proposals: (1) We need to improve our responses to mental … Continue reading

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In Gov We Trust?

As the presidential campaign season gets closer to the first set of primary caucuses and elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that the long-term Republican and conservative strategy, a plan that is more than four decades in the making, has … Continue reading

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Islam and Tolerance

President Obama has been getting a lot of criticism recently regarding his principled stands on religion—specifically, his attitudes toward Islam. Last year, it was all about his administration’s use of the acronym ISIL—Islamic State in the Levant—as shorthand for the … Continue reading

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Torture is Torture

I never thought I’d produce a sentence like the one I’m about to write, but politics sometimes provides seemingly contradictory realities. So here it is: Senator John McCain is right and the Obama Administration is wrong. I try to deal … Continue reading

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Shut It Down!

Here we go again. It is clear now, so clear that even pundits on CNN have recognized it, that President Obama made a serious mistake two years ago. More on that later. We have now seen the shutdown of the … Continue reading

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The Snowden Caper

In recent weeks the media and members of Congress have erupted with shock, surprise, and outrage about the “new” ways in which our government has been violating the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens. There was the “scandal” involving tracking the … Continue reading

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Philosophical Division

President Barack Obama began his second term in office with a series of proposals designed to encourage his own party to action. Of course, with the very same proposals he challenged the Republican leadership to either compromise or get out … Continue reading

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The Second Term Begins

On Monday, January 21st, we saw the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, his first act in his second four-year term. After the speeches and the national anthem and the benediction, most networks—MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC—moved into discussions of … Continue reading

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