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5:13 AM / Tuesday July 14, 2020

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Christie’s Tea Party Albatross

November 13, 2013

The old saw that you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them may apply more aptly to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie than to husbands and wives. The “them” in Christie’s case is the Tea Party. Christie so far has made all the right moves in his march toward the GOP presidential nomination.

 

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Obamacare critic Ben Carson insults slaves

October 20, 2013

If William F. Buckley Jr.’s definition of a conservative was someone who “stands athwart history yelling, ‘Stop’,” maybe Dr. Ben Carson’s idea of conservatism is standing athwart the present saying “slavery” as many times as he can.

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Time for a dignified minimum wage

October 13, 2013

This summer, minimum wage workers in California abandoned their posts at fast food restaurants and retail stores for spots on the picket line. They joined workers in cities across the country to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

 

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The Un-United States of America

October 8, 2013

Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress struggled to develop a document that would provide the structure for the first government of the United States. 

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Why the GOP thinks Hillary is their perfect foil

September 28, 2013

Hillary Clinton is still playing coy on the one question that many incessantly ask, and that’s will she run? Her response in a recent interview to the politically tantalizing question was simply to say that she will do what’s best to advocate for the values and policies she thinks are right for the country. 

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Jealous did much to insure that activism remained the NAACP’s watchword

September 20, 2013

Outgoing NAACP President Ben Jealous was well familiar with the hard knocks that the NAACP had taken in the years before he took over the reins of the organization. Many blacks denounced it as a tired, old organization that had lost its way and ceased being the fighting organization for civil rights of years past. 

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There is no good use of the N-word

September 14, 2013

A New York City federal jury last week found an employer liable for maintaining a hostile work environment when one of its supervisors continuously used the N-word in the work place.  What was different and significant about this case was that both the employee and the supervisor…

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President Obama’s Syria strike poses major challenge to backers

September 9, 2013

Within moments after President Barack Obama bluntly indicated that he was ready and willing to strike Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces for its alleged mass chemical attack on civilians, dozens of the most liberal House Democrats signed a letter warning him to tread very carefully on any Syrian action.

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