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Impeachment: the ultimate check on presidential malfeasance
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Impeachment: the ultimate check on presidential malfeasance
While the Founding Fathers feared the establishment of a tyrant in the presidency, at the same time they were concerned about the capacity of the average voters to make effective decisions. There was an expectation that the Senate would function as a body of well-educated, upper-class gentlemen.
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School should be a safe haven and a sanctuary
As youth leaders with the Intergenerational Organizing Program at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, we are concerned about recent news stories revealing that the Boston Public Schools (BPS) has shared student information with the Boston Police Department, which in turn shared this information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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Clueless Joe
Black folk have a real dilemma building up over the 2020 elections like thunderclouds over the Midwestern plains.
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Editorial
Are Republicans willing to violate the Constitution?
The solemnity of an event often instills an appreciation of its significance. The formal procedure for transporting to the United States Senate the articles of impeachment of a U.S. president assured citizens of the power of the Constitution that has been guiding the republic since 1787.
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We’ll do better together
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We’ll do better together
Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists learned that economic equality was the most difficult goal to attain. Blacks and other racial minorities found it difficult to move forward because working class whites, who should have been their allies, had been deluded to believe that racial discrimination was to their advantage.
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Opinion
Trump is no MLK admirer
Count on Trump making another ritual declaration on the Martin Luther King holiday about how much he liked, admired, and thought Dr. King was such a great guy.
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Editorial
A continued attack on women’s rights
When Trump ran for president in 2016, he promised to nominate candidates for federal judgeships who would overturn support for Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a woman’s right to abortion. The rationale for this position was to establish a strong political base with the Christian Evangelicals.
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Oblivious to hunger
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Oblivious to hunger
With the holiday season over, many now remember the sumptuous meals with friends and family. For most Americans, the possibility of hunger seems very remote. But hunger is still a problem in America, the greatest industrial power in the world.
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Opinion
A hate crime is a hate crime no matter who commits it
There’s no doubt Grafton Thomas committed a hate crime when he allegedly stabbed five people at a Hanukkah party in New York. He is an African American. There was a time when the two, a hate crime, and African American, were not only mutually exclusive but almost unthinkable. There was good reason. In the long vile, hideous history of racially motivated hate violence in America, African Americans have been the prime targets.
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Editorial
Hidden union kleptocracy
Whenever an organization has nonprofit status, the public seems to assume that its objective is to benefit the people. For that reason, it is expected that political liberals would support trade unions, even without considerable assurance of the moral clarity of their expenditures.
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Opinion
Hatred on the rise: The danger of the ethno-nationalist state
One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we saw it in its most egregious forms in colonial and white minority regimes in the Global South, and in the Nazi-led persecution and, later, Holocaust against the Jews.
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Opinion
Truth and Dare: 2020 and the Impeachment of Trump
Since Trump wrote his six-page screed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, I have been thinking about an appropriately strong response, so I decided to write to Tom Perez, who is in charge of the Democratic National Committee, with the hope that he will express my outrage.
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