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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Who Cares About Fair Elections?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — The US House of Representatives passed the Securing America’s Fair Elections (SAFE) Act in June by a nearly totally partisan vote of 225-184 in late June. Only one Republican voted for legislation that would mandate paper ballots, increase election security, and create safeguards to prevent foreign interference in our elections. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opposes the legislation and won’t even allow it to be…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Houston, We Have A Problem: America, Spacetripping With Trump

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — This is not a drill. “Houston, we have a problem,” or more historically and currently correct, “Houston, we’ve had a problem, here.” It’s not a problem of a ship in space, but rather the ship of state, setting aside its best-documents claims and making a hard right turn towards its worst-practices. And both the captain and crew are unrepentantly and defiantly doing and saying immoral,…

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President Trump’s recent comments about four congresswomen are widely seen as racist.

Trump’s America Is a ‘White Man’s Country’

By Commentaries/Opinions

His racist idea of citizenship is an old one, brought back from the margins of American politics. By Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times — If Donald Trump has a theory of anything, it is a theory of American citizenship. It’s simple. If you are white, then regardless of origin, you have a legitimate claim to American citizenship and everything that comes with it. If you are not, then you…

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President Donald Trump talks about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Critics Warn, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan ‘Another Empty Promise’ From Trump

By News & Current Affairs

“If major tax increases are off the table, there is no way to pay for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, it’s that simple.” By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams — With President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders set to meet Wednesday to discuss a possible $2 trillion infrastructure package, a progressive advocacy group on Monday warned that any proposal that doesn’t include significant tax hikes on the rich and corporations “will…

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Pelosi Slams AOC: “A Glass of Water” With a “D” Could Win

By News & Current Affairs

By Red Heartland — Nancy Pelosi burned newcomer Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) once again on Monday. This time in hopes of bursting AOC’s “special” ego, Pelosi dropped a condescending remark that a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it could win in AOC’s uber-liberal district. “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. For once, Pelosi has stumbled upon a political…

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Sen. Cory Booker

Booker to introduce bill to form study commission on reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Jordain Carney, The Hill — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said on Monday that he will introduce legislation creating a commission to study the issue of granting reparations to African-Americans. “This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to…

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Donald Trump

Trump Is the Real National Emergency

By Editors' Choice

The president is using his executive power not to address a legitimate crisis, but to satisfy a political goal. By Matt Ford, The New Republic — President Donald Trump has announced that he will sign the compromise spending bill struck between Democrats and Republicans this week, which will avert another government shutdown and provide $1.375 billion for new barriers along the southern border. Unhappy with that amount—he had requested $5.7 billion from…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The Government Shutdown and the Collateral Damage

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — As I write this, our federal government has been shut down for 27 days.  At first, it seemed like a gamesmanship joke, like who was going to blink first.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and (CA) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) didn’t look like they were blinking when 45 said he would “own” the shutdown to get his wall.  He’s not owning it now – he…

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Trump and Pelosi

Time for Pelosi to Go

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Hutchinson Report — Two things happened within the space of 24 hours that tell much about why expectant House Speaker California Democrat Nancy Pelosi must go. The first were her words. Even before the final 2018 mid-term election results were in confirming the Democrat’s retake of the House, Pelosi was offering soothing salve to the GOP. She promised a return to bi-partisan deals with the…

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