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By holding out, progressives still won
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Editorial
By holding out, progressives still won
A number of Republican elected public officials now seem willing to subvert their oath of allegiance to the American democracy in order to restrict the impact of the growing power of Black citizens.
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Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
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Editorial
Democrats win with plan to rebuild infrastructure
When lobbyists appear in a U.S. senator’s office with a proposed substantial political donation, the senator knows what the quid pro quo is, even if it is not always articulated. Blacks cannot afford the financial contributions of the corporate agents, but they have something of even greater value — a solid voting bloc.
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Negotiation is essential  in a democracy
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Editorial
Negotiation is essential in a democracy
Under President Biden’s administration, America faces a major public policy challenge.
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Editorial
Do roads and bridges come before people?
Major political battles in Washington are usually between parties — Democrats vs. Republicans — but the conflict getting the headlines today is between two wings of the Democratic Party.
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Editorial
There’s no better time to leave Afghanistan
Over the years the U.S. spent an estimated $2.2 trillion in Afghanistan to train and equip its military force and to help build a nation. However, Afghanistan seems to desire a nation run by competing warlords. It seems to work for them.
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News
Biden signs bill to curb predatory lending
In recent years, consumer finance protections withered through a series of harsh attacks that either outright rejected or significantly diminished financial guardrails in the marketplace. But a new consumer victory, urged by a groundswell of support from everyday people, academicians, and bicameral legislators, signals an important step toward fair financial rules. 
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Opinion
The challenge of governing a divided country
When President Biden steps to the podium to address a joint session of Congress in late March or early April, it will mark the longest runway to the big speech by a new president in modern history.
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Opinion
How Biden will govern
President Joe Biden said it in an interview, on the campaign trail, and in debates with Trump. The “it” is that he will be president of all the people.
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The U.S. democracy has endured
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Editorial
The U.S. democracy has endured
It is indeed bizarre for Trump’s enablers to object to impeachment on the grounds that any penalty for Trump disrupts the possibility of achieving national unity under Biden. Trump’s supporters did nothing to end racism or mitigate political conflicts.
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Blacks eye Biden administration with cautious optimism
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Blacks eye Biden administration with cautious optimism
The euphoria that greeted President Donald S. Trump’s defeat by the former vice president in November has given way to calculated weighing of his appointments and policies as signals of what the incoming commander-in-chief will deliver to a constituency fed up with being taken for granted by politicians who woo their backing and then too often show them the back of the hand.
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Editorial
It’s time for Biden’s appeal to ‘build back better’
It is time for Americans to get rid of provincialism and understand that the nation is urbanized, with multiple cultures living side by side in metropolitan areas.
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Opinion
Biden’s first-100-days challenge: Transitioning to a more inclusive economy
The tumultuous 2020 presidential election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is. 
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