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Stop Putin’s land grab
Since ancient times, a major provocation for war was persistent dispute over property lines. Land was the precious commodity of every nation. Those in control of the land determined who could farm, hunt and mine, or even cross the land to reach other areas.
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Humanity’s Nile Valley roots
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Humanity’s Nile Valley roots
According to paleontologists, the human species took root in Africa. This view is based upon fossil skeletons found in Ethiopia and Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge. The skeletons are considered to have been about 3 million years old and are the earliest known human remains.
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Perhaps the beginning of the end
One week after suffering a sound defeat in the midterm election, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. That seemed to numerous political pundits like bad timing. Even so-called Trumpites could not be enthusiastic about another campaign before the wounds of 2022 have healed.
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There’s always a reason for gratitude
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There’s always a reason for gratitude
We have become so used to comfort that it’s hard to tolerate inconvenience. But almost unnoticed by us are many occasions that fail to generate our grace.
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As Biden said: American democracy was at stake
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As Biden said: American democracy was at stake
When Biden asserted that the nation’s democracy was at stake in the election, the people understood. The lies of Trump and his followers dissolved before the impact of President Biden’s words. And Americans are once again able to unite and build an even stronger country.
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
The Bay State Banner urges Gov. Charlie Baker to sign the law creating Emancipation Day. Even Boston City Councilors seem to be unaware that in 1783, Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw slavery.
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Rejecting America’s historical culture of violence
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Rejecting America’s historical culture of violence
Gun violence is as American as apple pie. Urban citizens are apprehensive about safety in large cities. As expected, racist Republicans are quick to insist that the shootings are a consequence of large Black populations in major cities. By generating white fear, they hope to diminish the impact of the Black vote, which is usually predominantly Democratic.
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With Mass and Cass, Wu’s reputation at risk
Mayor Wu now confronts a very serious dilemma. After the attack on Jean McGuire, it will be difficult to gain community support for the assignment of Mass and Cass residents to the Franklin Park area.
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Faneuil Hall fight: beating a dead horse
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Faneuil Hall fight: beating a dead horse
Massachusetts became one of the first states to end slavery. This act should earn Boston residents applause rather than criticism.
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Supreme Court takes a stand against the American people
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Supreme Court takes a stand against the American people
Recently the Supreme Court issued two decisions that have generated broad public opposition.
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Black voters must uphold high standards
The November election will establish the moral character of the Georgia electorate as well as who will be the state’s U.S. senator.
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A disadvantage of white privilege
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A disadvantage of white privilege
Racial discrimination has become so subtle that it is sometimes difficult to prove. Nonetheless, advocates for racial equality often avoid a debate over an incident that could well be considered as racial discrimination by renouncing it as the “white privilege” so common in American society. That is a lesser offense.
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