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Clarence Thomas just can’t stop trying to get even
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas embarrasses and disgraces himself and the law so often on the high court that it has become ritual.
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Opinion
White rage
Within the 74 million American voters who knowingly cast their ballots for a lying con artist, there is an underground volcano of white resentment superheated by the failure of many white Americans to actualize and achieve the American dream — a failure they blame on people of color.
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White immigrants have greater odds at success than longstanding Black citizens
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White immigrants have greater odds at success than longstanding Black citizens
America has always been considered to be the land of milk and honey. If you work hard and follow the rules, success was sure to follow. But with COVID-19 rampant and political unrest not so uncommon, financial security is far less certain. And for many Blacks, losses due to racial discrimination still abide.
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End the subminimum tipped wage
If it’s passed by Congress, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal would do a lot more than fund relief payments and vaccine rollouts. It would also raise the wage floor for all U.S. workers — and give a particularly long overdue raise to restaurant servers, taxi drivers, manicurists, and other tipped workers.
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Nothing new in the GOP’s drive to take back the 2020 election
GOP-controlled state legislatures in more than two dozen states have introduced a tsunami of bills aimed at making sure there is no repeat of the 2020 election.
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To save lives, clinical trials need diversity
These disparate reactions are surprisingly common. About 20% of all new drugs approved between 2008 and 2013 caused "differences in exposure and/or response" based on patients' ethnicity.
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Opinion
Senate trial proves again Trump still owns the GOP
It’s been three months since Trump decisively lost the election to Biden. Yet you can still count on one hand the number of top Republican officials who have appeared on the national Sunday TV talk shows to condemn Trump’s actions.
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A dynamic shift at the ACLU
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Editorial
A dynamic shift at the ACLU
The ACLU plans to take on issues of systemic racism in economics, housing, employment in other areas.
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Opinion
Not guilty, again. And not just because of GOP partisan politics
There is no surprise that most GOP senators say they are wary of convicting Trump. Their reluctance, really refusal, to convict him, is routinely chalked up to naked, raw, hard-nosed partisan politics with a heavy dose of fear.
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A blight on America’s heritage
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Editorial
A blight on America’s heritage
The rabble that attacked the U.S. Congress in session and desecrated the nation’s Capitol building, relying on unsupported evidence, demonstrated a limited capacity to assume responsibility for the grave decisions imposed on one of the world’s leading nations.
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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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Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
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Editorial
Police shootings: a vile American epidemic
During the campaign for president, Republicans frequently asserted that Black Lives Matter protesters were a danger to public safety. While the crowds were large, the protesters were generally orderly. Nonetheless, since the racially mixed protesters were substantially Black, it was relatively easy to inflame racial fears.
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