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The False Promise of Black Political Representation

By Nicholas Stephanopoulos The recent unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson, and other cities is puzzling in one important respect. Unlike in earlier eras, when African Americans’ political exclusion drove them to protest, blacks today are as likely to vote as whites … Continue reading

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Smash CISPA

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Father Blasts Senate for Gun Vote

By Jonathan P. Hicks The father of Hadiya Pendleton said that the failure of the Senate to pass a measure that would expand background checks for gun purchasers was nothing short of an act of cowardice on the part of elected … Continue reading

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The gun amendments need 60 votes to pass. But why?

By Sean Sullivan The Senate will begin voting Wednesday afternoon on nine proposed amendments to President Obama’s gun control bill — all of which will need at least 60 votes to be added to the overall legislation. That high bar … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To End Gun Violence

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Marijuana Bill In Congress: Barney Frank, Ron Paul Legislation Would End Federal Ban On Pot

I want to point out that this is bipartisan legislation. Ron Paul is taking an interesting position very early in his bid for the Presidency. Anyone want to start a line on how far this legislation goes? Marijuana Bill In Congress: … Continue reading

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Obama’s glass jaw

I ran across this piece in Foreign policy magazine while doing research for another item. David Rothkopf writes a very fascinating article that makes three clear points we need to remember: the issues of this nation President Obama is facing were … Continue reading

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Congress Ignores Nation’s Job Crisis

The right to earn a living for yourself and your family should be a right. Unfortunately, it’s more of a privilege. Rev. Jackson’s commentary is all too real for millions of families. It is stirring, compelling, and informative. Rev. Jesse … Continue reading

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Minorities drive U.S. population growth

As the US Census continues more details will come to light. This is not surprising, however it should be a wake-up call to legislators and potential politicians that inclusiveness, diversity, and non-partisanship should be the future of politics in America. Minorities drive … Continue reading

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California’s possible solution to partisan politics

This is a very inspired solution for the state of California, to a widespread national problem in American politics today. Proposition 14 heads to the voters today with leaders of both major political parties against it, but the public is … Continue reading

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