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U.S. Census

Who Counts?

By Commentaries/Opinions

How the Trump administration’s scheme to rig the census threatens American democracy By Eric H. Holder Jr., New Republic — In his first year in office, Donald Trump and his administration have launched a daunting number of direct and open attacks on long-respected American rights and freedoms—threatening immigrants, the media, health care, transgender rights in the military, and much else. But there have been other, indirect and behind-the-scenes attacks, too, which may be no less damaging to…

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Trump Rally - Photo Credit: Kelly Bell

Trump’s Lies Are White Nationalist Gospel

By Editors' Choice

By Jason Opal, The Conversation — U.S. President Donald Trump’s bigotry is no longer in question. Most recently he has called Haiti, the largest Black nation in our hemisphere, a “shithole” whose people “all have AIDS.” The man’s a racist, period. So are many of his fans. The puzzle is how Trump came to be a symbol of national pride for evangelical Protestants who value strict morality and good manners. In 2016, 80 per cent of…

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Omarosa Manigault Newman stares into camera as Black photographer Cheriss May takes photo early in the Trump administration

Omarosa’s Final Days at White House Full of Controversy, Accusations

By Editors' Choice

Some say she blocked qualified Black applicants; Others say that’s not possible. NNPA president says she may have been fighting for diversity By Hazel Trice Edney — Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has resigned under duress from her public liaison job at the White House, is leaving true to form – amidst a cloud of controversy and with sparks flying. The White House has confirmed her resignation effective Jan….

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Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

By Editors' Choice

By Michael Harriot — When die-hard Republicans engage in the often fruitless exercise of soliciting black and minority voters to buck the stranglehold of the Democratic voting bloc and join the constantly shrinking tent of the Grand Old Party, they always resort to the same tactics. They declare themselves “the party of Lincoln” and mention how they ended the two-and-a-half centuries-long genocide of chattel slavery. They remind their black and…

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Steve Bannon and Roy Moore

Could Voter Suppression Swing Alabama’s Senate Race to Roy Moore?

By News & Current Affairs

By Jay Michaelson — Thanks to the insane way Alabama’s Senate race has unfolded, voter suppression could get Roy Moore elected. Before three women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers—one said he coerced her into sex when she was 14—the race was very much in Moore’s favor. When the accusations surfaced and mainstream Republicans recoiled…

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