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Social distancing is best prevention for coronavirus
The stay home order is disruptive and inconvenient, but short of a new vaccine, social distancing is the only method now available to stop the spread of the pandemic contagion.
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Government relief comes to American workers
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Government relief comes to American workers
Rather than focusing on corporate losses, the proposal provides funds to people. Those earning less than $75,000 per year will get $1,200 and $500 for every dependent child. Married couples earning $150,000 will get $2,400.
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Democratic unity will provide quality leadership for the nation
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Democratic unity will provide quality leadership for the nation
The most ill-advised of actions is to have Sanders and Biden sniping at each other while Americans are fully concerned with how to survive COVID-19. Trump has been clearly ineffective as the leader to assuage the public’s fears. The emergence of a sound Democratic Party leader is required.
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A legacy of economic oppression
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A legacy of economic oppression
There can be little progress for Democrats to close the wealth disparity of blacks without a dynamic plan to stimulate black entrepreneurship.
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A Democratic resurgence
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A Democratic resurgence
For most blacks the primary objective has been to replace Trump with a president who is willing to comply with the Constitution and maintain the power of all three branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judiciary.
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Warren’s anti-billionaire obsession
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren plugged into an awful history for black men by accusing Mike Bloomberg of saying to a pregnant worker, “kill it,” she unwittingly unleashed a negative reaction to all the false accusations from women.
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Campaign rhetoric does not equal legislative achievement
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Campaign rhetoric does not equal legislative achievement
As a U.S. Representative for 16 years and a senator since 2006 Sanders was an ardent supporter of programs to improve the lot of the working class, but his efforts did not generate substantial legislative changes.
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It’s time for black voters to be strategic
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It’s time for black voters to be strategic
The ultimate objective for Democrats is to replace Trump with a qualified occupant of the White House. Democratic candidates for president must earn the support of voters by the quality of their proposals, rather than by relying on hostile criticism of their Democratic opponents.
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Let’s change the nature of the nation’s police work
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Let’s change the nature of the nation’s police work
Governors and mayors do not generally warm to the task of closely monitoring the police. Their reluctance is understandable, since police departments usually have a well-disciplined political action apparatus.
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Open defiance of an oath
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Open defiance of an oath
Every senator who sat as a juror in Trump’s impeachment took the same oath as Mitt Romney. Yet he is the only Republican to see that his president’s conduct was so “grievously wrong” that he had to convict in order to comply with the oath that he had taken. He was the only one of 53 senators to convict.
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An oppressive Iowa law
While the citizens of Iowa cannot be held responsible for the quality of criminal justice in the other 49 states, they should not support a policy that could deprive the vote to others who are now law-abiding.
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Applied lessons from history
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Applied lessons from history
Carter G. Woodson, a black alumnus of Harvard University, established Black History Week in 1926. The objective was to record the history of blacks in America, many of whose roots had been lost in the experience of slavery. He stated, “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition. It becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” In 1970, Woodson’s idea was expanded to the whole month of February. This gives blacks time to consider the consequences of the recent impeachment process.
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