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President Trump at a campaign rally in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 12.

The U.S.’s global standing plummets, while Americans yearn for a restoration

By News & Current Affairs

Two new polls show a decline in the country’s global reputation and deep American support for a return to robust diplomacy. By Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post — Under President Trump, global opinion of the United States keeps falling. That’s the conclusion of a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which polled attitudes in 13 wealthy democracies, including numerous staunch American allies. It found a significant decline in America’s reputation, thanks…

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Russian Media Is Rooting for Civil War in America: ‘The Worse, the Better’

By News & Current Affairs

“It is better to remain neutral, but if we had to choose, then Trump is certainly ours.” By Julia Davis, The Daily Beast — There is no shortage of local topics that interest the Kremlin—from the poisoning of an inconvenient dissident, to the events in neighboring Belarus and the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. In the thick of it all, America remains front and center of the Russian state media’s steely focus. In Putin’s…

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Good Reason Trump Won’t Drink Woodward’s Racial Kool Aid

Good Reason Trump Won’t Drink Woodward’s Racial Kool Aid

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Robert Woodward certainly couldn’t have been shocked at Trump’s answer to his very loaded question. The question was whether he could understand any of the racial pain that African Americans feel. Trump stood the question on its head and accused Woodward of “drinking the Kool Aid.” Translated: Why should he or any other white guy like him feel any guilt, let alone empathy, at the…

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Jacob Blake

The “Bad Guy” Narrative is Back Again — This Time it’s Jacob Blake

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — You could have mailed this one in.  The “this” is the cynical, calculated, cold hearted, factually challenged assertion that Jacob Blake was really the bad guy. The bad guy that Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey had almost no choice but to use deadly force to protect himself against. The picture painted of Blake as the villain in the deadly encounter follows almost to  the letter…

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President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Valor to Dayton Police Sgt. William Knight on Monday for helping to stop a mass shooter in August.

The Law and Order Scam Worked for Nixon, Trump Banks it Will Work for Him Too

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — It started a week or so before the Republican National Convention opened when several major police unions rousingly backed Trump’s reelection bid. The union’s fervor for Trump dominated the convention with loud, long, and emotional reminders from cop groups and other law and order proponents that the thin Blue Line is under attack as never before. The inflamed warning was that America’s police are the…

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Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa

CFA President Mel Foote — Africa Has Not Been A Priority Region For The Trump Administration

By Editors' Choice

President Trump really has not had any discernible agenda for Africa, says Mel Foote. By Ajong Mbapndah L, Pan African Vision — Very little has been done by President Trump in articulating and fostering a concise African policy, says Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa. In addition to not paying a visit to Africa in his first term, the President’s utterances and actions have not…

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Donald Trump

If Trump Wins, It Is the End of Democracy

By Editors' Choice

NYU fascism expert explains the next moves in Trump’s “authoritarian playbook” — and says it’s almost too late. By Chauncey Devega, Salon — At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, there’s a poster which identifies “The 12 Early Warning Signs of Fascism.” Here are the criteria: Powerful and continuing nationalism Disdain for human rights Identification of enemies as a unifying cause Rampant sexism Controlled mass media Obsession with national security Religion and…

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Despite Everything Biden Still Can’t Pry Some Blacks Loose from Trump

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Since George Floyd was slain there have been ten national live voter polls taken. The polls predictably show that Biden has a whopping lead over Trump among Black voters. But they also show that a lot of Blacks still aren’t buying Biden. They’re buying Trump. There are just enough of them to raise the question why and to raise the worry that they could cause…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Adding Fuel to the Fire of Our Pandemics

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Nero, the Roman Emperor who legendarily fiddled while Rome burned is a symbol for an irresponsible, ineffective, and callous leader who shows indifference to people in crisis.  The great Rome fire took place in the first century AD.  The fiddle wasn’t invented until the eleventh century, so it is unlikely that the hedonistic emperor played the fiddle while his city was burning.  More likely, he…

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Be Careful What Monuments You Go After

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — I recently called for Long Beach, California school officials to re-examine having the name of former President Woodrow Wilson on one of its schools. A day later a reporter doing a story on the controversy asked, “I wonder in response to those who say changing school names is going too far…” It was a fair question. My answer as far as Wilson was concerned was easy….

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