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Time for Black Democrats to Switch

The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time ...

Democrats Have No Consistent Message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected. With ...

Editorials from out of state newspapers

The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African-American prisoners confined to their cells for ...

A Black Right-Wing Pastor, a Dumb Decision and a Harsh Backlash

In war, rarely does an enemy respect his enemy. Thus, Union soldiers slaughtered Confederate soldiers at Gettysburg and Antietam as if eating ham and eggs before battle. British tanks rolled over German infantrymen in the deserts of North Africa in ...

I Thought Monopoly Was the Whole Point of “Intellectual Property”

In one of the weirdest permutations of “intellectual property” ever (Mike Masnick, “Apple Facing Trial Over Whether Its Use Of DRM Violated Antitrust Laws,” Techdirt, October 6), Apple may end up in court for anti-trust violations because its iTunes Digital ...

Former Nazis receiving Social Security Benefits

It’s morally repugnant that former Nazis have apparently been paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits as they age overseas.

Georgia’s Education Systems’ budgets have been battered

As political candidates crisscross the state touting their education bona fides, it’s helpful to look at the health of education in Georgia. A new study released by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is a stark reminder of what’s gone ...

Ebola’s Other Consequence: Conservative Fear-Mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. ...

Banks are now robbing people

Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town? Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, ...

Critics were Right about Obama’s Incompetence

During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the ...

End the Fed: The Economics of Liberty

The Federal Reserve is responsible for implementing US monetary policy. As it directs the world’s largest economy, the Fed earns top rank among powerful institutions.

NFL Domestic abusers get off light

The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long – has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And ...

A World Beyond Our Own

President Obama says he is going to take ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) out. I wonder how many of us have been to that part of the world. I haven’t and I wonder if our visions would help ...

The Roots of Police Militarization

The police rampage in Ferguson, Missouri has increased public awareness of police militarization and drawn well-deserved attention to writers like Radley Balko who’ve documented the proliferation of military equipment and culture in local police forces over the past decade.

The Grass Isn’t Greener

News last month showed that the Eurozone countries had a bad second quarter of economic growth. For the three-month period that ended in June, the Eurozone economies grew at 0.0 percent. Germany, the largest economy in that group, shrank by ...

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