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Why Hillary is right to back a recount, but...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is right to back a vote recount in the three states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — that gave Trump the White House. But there’s a big “but” after that.

Sessions is the most glaring proof of the folly of shunning Clinton

The list of the major votes of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions took against civil rights issues is long. His votes earned him a 0 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, a 7 percent rating from the NAACP and a ...

Something less than a democracy

We live in a different country now — one in which the claim of “American exceptionalism” is no longer valid; one in which the white majority has repudiated the idea of democratic pluralism in favor of re-establishing a pecking order ...

We need more sunlight — getting our candidates to answer core questions on government secrecy and our right to know

Less than one-third of Americans view elected officials as “honest,” and a lack of transparency lies at the core of this distrust. Government secrecy has been a driving force behind many of the most salient political issues in this election ...

What we can expect from President Hillary Clinton

The possibility of having Donald Trump in the White House is extremely unpleasant, but the problem is not completely resolved with his defeat at the polls. Trump has already claimed that the election is rigged and he refuses to confirm ...

Corporations dodge $718 billion in taxes through offshore tax havens

European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwelcome spotlight. But Apple’s tax dodging is just the tip of a ...

Thanks to Trump the Democrats can take back Congress, if they get their act together

GOP presidential contender Donald Trump has given Democrats something that seemed only the stuff of shop talk, wishful thinking and even fawn dreams a year ago. That’s a real shot at taking back Congress.

Early voting is coming to Boston

Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8 presidential election.

‘Ban the box’ helps ex-offenders succeed

More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to re-enter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become gainfully employed, even though they have ...

ICIC promotes inclusion without inclusivity

According to their website they want to host a "national conversation about what it will take to create inclusive incubators and accelerators! This event will convene incubator and accelerator leaders, economic development professionals, city officials, and other stakeholders interested in ...

It’s time for cops to break the blue code of silence

The day after Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced first degree manslaughter charges would be filed against Tulsa officer Betty Shelby for gunning down distressed motorist Terence Crutcher, the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable and other civil rights organizations ...

The time is now for a mass movement to change public schools, criminal justice system

Maybe it is time for the “wisdom of age” to sit down with the “vigor of youth” and reconstitute some mass movements to expose and change the public schools, hold the criminal justice system accountable and reform the unmanageable debt ...

Why are black ministers inviting Trump to their churches?

In the right place and under the right circumstance, black evangelicals posed a stealth danger to Democrats.

Are separate dorms a good or bad thing for black students?

The announcement that California State University, Los Angeles agreed to the demands of black student groups at the school to establish separate dorm housing for blacks ignited the predictable furor.

Unlocking the potential of minority-owned business

African-American-owned businesses are the backbone of their communities, major contributors to our growing economy, and sources of innovation and thought leadership — not just in their industries but throughout our society. They also provide economic opportunity and stability to struggling ...

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