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Federal government must protect voting rights
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Federal government must protect voting rights
The U.S. Constitution grants every citizen the right to vote, but somehow not every state has received the memo. Some state governments have made access to the polls more arduous for Democrats. With the size of support for Republicans withering, the strategy for victory has become to reduce the vote count for Democrats by any means necessary.
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White House incites racial and religious violence
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White House incites racial and religious violence
The results of the recent midterm election will have little impact on one of the nation’s leading problems — anti-Semitism and racial discrimination against blacks.
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Beating a dead horse
There has been a long-standing opposition to slavery in Boston. In fact, Massachusetts was the first state of the union to render slavery unlawful. The human rights of freedom and equality were established in 1783 in the Massachusetts Constitution. That was four years before the approval of the U.S. Constitution and 82 years before the ratification of its 13th Amendment that decreed slavery to be unlawful throughout the republic. It is a bit late to be concerned about Peter Faneuil’s involvement in the slave trade.
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Reject the Republican Party: Vote Democratic Nov. 6!
Prominent Republicans are reluctant to restrain a defiant presidency. There are few ways for voters to express their disapproval. One tactic is to vote a straight Democratic ticket as a rejection of what the Republican Party has become.
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A proven model of success
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A proven model of success
Last year, 99 percent of the 9th grade students at Brooke High School performed at the highest level of any school in the state on the biology MCAS test. This year, all of the 10th graders scored proficient or higher on all three MCAS tests — English Language Arts (ELA), math and science. Brooke was the only high school in the state to do so.
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Man up and vote
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Man up and vote
It is no longer life threatening for blacks to go and vote as it was in earlier decades. Black males must “man-up” and vote in every election regardless of the inconvenience.
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Vote ‘no’ on 1
The purpose of Question 1 is to enable nurses to get a bigger piece of the spiraling cost of health care. This proposal seems to be a union ploy to frighten the public into paying more for health care.
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
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Don’t sleep on Nov. 6 election
There are still some issues that have not been decided in the primary election last September 4th. Prominent among these is whether Rachael Rollins will be elected as the first woman to be Suffolk County District Attorney.
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Ill-suited for the Supreme Court
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Ill-suited for the Supreme Court
Conflict over the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has induced patriots to consider the qualifications for that high office. The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the responsibility to restrain the president and the Congress from usurping authority that is not granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. The Court must also assure that American citizens are granted the Civil Rights provided in the Constitution’s Amendments.
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There’s no place for racial animus in Roxbury
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There’s no place for racial animus in Roxbury
Most people attribute success to their unfailing acumen, but they believe that failure results from invidious causes. Primarily the hostile acts of others did them in. That is how racial attitudes may arise. This process is now at work in Roxbury as some residents blame whites for the declining availability of moderate priced rental housing. Ironically, this turn of events occurs in the year of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
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DeVos protects  the predators
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DeVos protects the predators
There was no sensitivity in the DeVos administration to the harm her policy would inflict on youthful students who had been victimized by predatory private school administrations.
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In defense of diversity
A coalition of Asian organizations have joined the lawsuit against Harvard University for alleged racial discrimination in admissions. They charge that less qualified applicants of other races have received acceptance letters denied to Asians only because of bigotry against Asians.
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