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You can thank Trump for the white nationalist rampage

It was hilarious and telling to see No. 45 Trump tweet that he condemns “all that hate stands for” following the racially-fomented violence by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job in the NFL

The NFL power brokers have the supreme dominance to enforce their take it or leave it imperium on the players, fans and politicians. And that’s exactly why Colin Kaepernic doesn’t have an NFL job.

Trump’s ‘massive’ middle-class tax cut is pure bunkum

The billions doled out in corporate welfare annually dwarf the amount the federal government distributes to the states for welfare, food stamps, child nutrition initiatives and other support programs for the poor and needy. However, these are the ones that ...

Obamacare & McCain’s health battle

Senator John McCain’s battle with cancer is the best argument against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

School vouchers still don’t work, despite what Trump and DeVos think

This would put taxpayers on the hook for bankrolling private schools, with vouchers as the ticket to entry. This is the ultimate example of proclaiming that education is for sale — with the seller being the White House.

More than one nightmare in NYPD slaying

The slaying of veteran NYPD officer and mother of three Miosotis Familia is a nightmare for reasons that go beyond her hideous and heart-breaking murder.

Trump’s ugly mid-year report on civil rights

Trump’s ugly mid-year record on civil rights tells exactly what the horrific outcome could be. It won’t get any prettier.

Campbell: Mentoring key to student success

Research has shown that without proper support structures in school, students are less likely to graduate and continue their education.

Why do we get so worked up over the n word?

TV host Bill Maher intemperately uses the N word. Then a pack of black celebrities and academics feverishly debate the propriety of it. And then everyone within and without earshot is off to the races endlessly chattering about it. I’ve ...

Brighton High teacher says resources matter

Turnaround schools are intended to accelerate school improvement through a menu of strategies. However, our state’s accountability system disproportionately places schools serving high levels of English Language Learners, special needs students, and over-age students in turnaround status.

Republicans put Americans’ health care in jeopardy

There are the 24 million people who stand to lose their health care if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and replaced by the Republican health plan proposal as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.

Comey isn’t the reason Trump is the GOP’s Nixon Nightmare

The Trump taint, as with Nixon, wreaks havoc on the GOP’s image and especially its hell-bent legislative drive to wipe off the map every vestige of the eight years of the Obama administration accomplishments.

Guess who Sessions’ war on drugs will target?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official. The federal government will now reboot its war on drugs. The official word came down in the form of memos from Sessions that ordered federal prosecutors to cease and desist on the soft ...

The unintended consequences of hate

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 867 hate incidents in the ten days after Trump’s win in November. The advocacy group South Asians Leading Together (SAALT) put out a report in January that documented 207 hate incidents ...

House tax plan does not stop the gaming

There is no economic justification behind the special treatment of multinationals. We should also tighten rules to prohibit inversions and ensure companies are playing by the rules by publicly reporting — country-by-country — their profits, taxes paid, and certain operations. ...

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