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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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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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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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America betrayed!
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Editorial
America betrayed!
This conflict demonstrates a fundamental flaw in the political structure of the country. The Founding Fathers expected that affluent white men would run the country’s affairs. Judging from the pedestrian level of some of those Republicans protesting on Jan. 6, that arrangement is satisfactory to them, as long as Blacks are omitted.
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Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
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News
Notes on an insurrection: violence, magical thinking
Magical thinking and its handmaiden of violence were the forces driving those who refused to accept President Trump’s election loss, instead ascribing his defeat to Deep State conspiracies and global forces of evil aligned against white Christian culture. And it is nothing new. At its core, slavery involved deeply rooted cognitive dissonance by denying the humanity of Africans in spite of Gospel teachings, while employing violence to enforce the hypocrisy.
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Local News
Natick official draws fire after attending DC riot
Natick Town Meeting member Suzanne E. Ianni drew fire after attending the demonstration and riot in the nation’s capital.
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Activist charged with assault in Swampscott
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Local News
Activist charged with assault in Swampscott
A Haverhill activist was charged with assaulting a 60-year-old woman, but video footage of the encounter appears to contradict the arresting officers’ claims.
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Bridging America’s race divide
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Editorial
Bridging America’s race divide
Trying to achieve collegiality between Blacks and the whites who voted for Trump is complicated. While the members of both groups are American citizens, their differences seem to make them culturally irreconcilable.
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Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
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Editorial
Democrats: A logical choice for Blacks
It is insulting for Trump to suggest that Black voters fail to consider which candidates will provide the greatest advantage to Blacks and are therefore deserving of the Black vote. Such an assertion can be more reasonably directed to white working class voters who support Trump’s Republican Party.
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Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
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Editorial
Black vote was key to Biden’s victory
Blacks turned out for Biden in massive numbers in November. This solid vote was critical in many states, and Trump was able to tally only 71 million votes, primarily from disgruntled whites.
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Opinion
Why Trump keeps beating Joe over the head with the crime bill
The challenge then is not to hold Biden’s feet to the fire for a policy from the past that’s had and has bad consequences for the present. But to hold him feet to the flame to deliver on her pledge to push for meaningful criminal justice system reforms, and programs and initiatives to aid the urban poor once in the White House.
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Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
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News
Trump, Biden clash over race as contest nears end
President Donald Trump, despite a continuing history of divisive rhetoric, improbably anointed himself a champion of African Americans in the final debate, seeking to put a dent in his opponent’s overwhelming advantage among Black voters.
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