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Bernie fails leadership test

Bernie Sanders is facing a critical test of his leadership, and, so far, he’s failing. When some of his supporters threw chairs at a mid-May convention of the Nevada State Democratic Party and threatened the life of Roberta Lange, the state party chairwoman, Sanders’ response was to paint the … Click here to continue --->

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It’s Trump’s party now

It’s Donald Trump’s party now. GOP voters have handed the reins over to a real estate tycoon and celebrity TV host who has as much business running the country as Dr. Phil does performing surgery. It seems the decades-long project of destroying the GOP is nearly complete. There are still many … Click here to continue --->

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If you’ve served your time, you should vote

Of all the consequences of the nation’s decades-long infatuation with building more and more prisons and locking up more and more citizens, perhaps the most curious is this: more than four million Americans who have been released from prison have lost their right to vote, according to the … Click here to continue --->

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Harriet Tubman’s valuable $20

The journey toward a more perfect union was quickened with the announcement that Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, Union spy and activist for women’s suffrage, will grace the front of the $20 bill. The Tubman twenty will be unveiled in 2020, timed to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s … Click here to continue --->

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When a black man kills another

Barney Simms, a retired government bureaucrat and civic leader, was murdered at his Atlanta home on April 9, shot dead in his front yard, his car stolen. Police have arrested 17-year-old Eric Banks, who, like Simms, is black. On the same day in New Orleans, retired NFL stand-out Will Smith was … Click here to continue --->