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The college cheaters just did what rich whites have done for decades to get their affirmative action
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling was dead wrong when he said that, “There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy.” He had just announced the multi-count federal indictment of a bunch of celebrities, professionals, and businesspersons in a college admissions scam. But the wealthy white college scammers just cut a little extra corner in trying to get their kids into the top colleges, no more. The checklist of ploys, schemes, angles, and even well-established programs for wealthy whites to cut academic corners is boundless.
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Editorial
Omar’s criticism can’t be confused with anti-semitism
During the Civil Rights Movement Jews and blacks were inseparable allies. Both groups wanted the same result — the elimination of legal support for racial and religious discrimination. With the approval of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, that objective was substantially achieved. However, because of the innate hostility to people of color in this country, African Americans had to continue their fight. It was natural for blacks to identify with Rep. Ilhan Omar in her conflict in the Congress over policies in Israel.
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A double standard for Ron Sullivan
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A double standard for Ron Sullivan
Americans have the right to a legal defense when they are charged with a crime. The defendant may engage a lawyer of his choice, or accept a lawyer provided by the jurisdiction if the accused is unable to afford one. This right is so fundamental, it is shocking that Harvard University would question Professor Ronald Sullivan’s willingness to represent Harvey Weinstein in a rape case brought against him.
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Opinion
Trump will likely serve out his term
Trump will have a united, nasty, manipulative, pit bull attack, GOP behind him, a king’s ransom campaign war chest, and the continued slavish infatuation of the mass media with any and every silly, insipid, inflammatory tweet and crack from and by him.
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Toward a more enlightened health care policy
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Toward a more enlightened health care policy
Having enjoyed the availability of health coverage under Obama’s ACA, working class voters are expected to respond to a campaign by the liberals to improve their health coverage. But with so many working class voters supporting conservative issues, the political backing for improved ACA cannot be assured.
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Opinion
Cohen’s claim that Trump is a racist is hardly the revelation of the ages
Trump’s aim is to reassure his angry white base that he’ll continue to be their solid firewall in the Oval Office against entitlement-happy Democrats, and supposed government hand out-leeching minorities.
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An inexplicable fascination with blackness
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An inexplicable fascination with blackness
Why do whites want to imitate blacks? An easy answer is that they want to ridicule blacks, but what is really on their minds?
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Opinion
The Bernie-can’t-get-the-black-vote nonsense continues
It was repeatedly said as fact in 2016 and it’s being said again. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has a big problem with black voters; namely that he can’t get many of them. Like any other political non-truism that poses as a sacred political truism, it was nonsense then and it is even more nonsensical now.
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Editorial
Donald Callender beat the cheaters fair and square
In Boston, and undoubtedly elsewhere, blacks have been hampered from joining the police force. Even today there are only a few black members of the state police. It was not until the 1950s that Samuel M. Range became the first black trooper and he remained until retirement. At Range’s recent funeral, he was honored for his service in breaking down racial barriers.
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New York botches Amazon deal
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New York botches Amazon deal
What happened in New York? Shortly after Amazon named New York as the site of its new headquarters the company management rescinded the decision. What new circumstances caused the change?
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Opinion
Mueller report won’t likely change much
Not a day passes without speculation somewhere in the media about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller will release his report and just what exactly it will say about Trump.
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Words have power
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Words have power
Those pursuing abstract causes have to avoid the improper use of language lest they harm their objectives. That happened to some extent with “affirmative action,” and a careless usage of “socialism” seems to be developing.
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