When the System Works

  At a time like this, with dark clouds gathering almost everywhere I look, I am encouraged by some recent examples that America’s system of checks and balances is working. Federal courts have just blocked attempts by three Republican state legislatures – North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas – to keep minorities and the poor from voting. And […]
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Managing the Vote

As we head into the home stretch of this campaign season, Republicans are doing everything they can to keep anyone who might be a Democrat from voting. It’s so blatant it would be funny if it weren’t so alarming. They have their work cut out for them. So little time, so many likely Democrats – […]
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Civil Rights are Under Siege in America

Racism in American elections in 2012? Don’t be silly! That issue was settled almost half a century ago, wasn’t it? It’s hard to believe today’s Americans could still be so unenlightened as to judge a man by the color of his skin and not by the content of his character. After all, there’s a national holiday […]
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