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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
Starting on the night of his inauguration, Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders within the first three days of his presidency. They’re meant to fulfill promises he made while campaigning, assist the fight against COVID-19 and reverse a number of Donald Trump’s actions.
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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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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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Muslim political activism increased in last four years
At the start of Donald Trump’s term in office a significant contingent of American Muslims decided to organize politically and even undertake campaigns for local, state and national office.
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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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Opinion
Electoral College no longer an enemy?
This time around, few words of complaint are heard about the Electoral College. The reason is simple. It worked the way it should work, if we’re to have it at all.
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Experts call for election integrity measures
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Experts call for election integrity measures
Law and governance experts gathered on Dec. 7 during a Center for American Progress online forum to advocate for election improvements as Donald Trump’s lawsuits continue to be dismissed in court.
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The Senate is the real name of the game
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Opinion
The Senate is the real name of the game
A Democratic Senate Majority Leader would completely change the game. Everything from Biden’s cabinet, agency and judicial picks would sail through. Everything in Biden’s agenda from expanding the Affordable Care Act to comprehensive immigration reform would have a real shot at passage.
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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
Herculean tasks for Harris
Kamala Harris has five major tasks to perform that will do much to put Joe and her in the Oval Office.
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Black votes matter for Joe Biden
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Politics
Black votes matter for Joe Biden
Joe Biden, fueled by strong black support from Little Rock to Roxbury, came out of Super Tuesday with a delegate lead in the Democratic nomination battle for the White House.
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