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Ramp it up: It’s time for Biden and all of us to mobilize like MLK to save voting rights. 0

President Joe Biden is right to call on Americans to fight voter suppression efforts by many Republican state legislators and other elected officials around the country, but he and all Americans who believe in democracy must do more. These dangerous Republican moves to take away voting rights threaten our democracy and the rights and freedom of every American, and […]

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Posted on: 07-13-2021
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Commemorating Juneteenth: Learn from the past to improve the present and future Comments Off on Commemorating Juneteenth: Learn from the past to improve the present and future

I was encouraged to see that Republicans joined Democrats in Congress this week to overwhelmingly approve making Juneteenth a federal holiday to mark the end of slavery, and that President Biden signed the bill into law Thursday.  At a time when the political parties fight about almost everything, it was good to see they could agree to […]

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Posted on: 06-18-2021
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Republicans must stop planting seeds of doubt Comments Off on Republicans must stop planting seeds of doubt

If you don’t like the results of an election, the smart response is to focus on winning the next one, not on overturning the election you just lost. It doesn’t take a brilliant political strategist to realize that it’s easier to influence the future than to change the past. Yet former President Trumpand his most fervent supporters insist […]

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Posted on: 05-24-2021
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Liz Cheney’s ouster should alarm all fact-based Americans who believe in our country Comments Off on Liz Cheney’s ouster should alarm all fact-based Americans who believe in our country

House Republicans, who love to complain about “cancel culture,” have canceled Rep. Liz Cheney for the “crime” of living in the real world rather than on the fantasy island where Donald Trump is the infallible king, cheated out of his throne. Bowing down to Dear Leader Trump’s wishes, they voted Wednesday to oust the Wyoming Republican from her third-ranked […]

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Posted on: 05-12-2021
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The Trump impeachment trial and our duty to history 0

At this very fraught moment in history, America is facing dire emergencies related to public health, to the economy, and to the very moral fiber of our democracy. It is vital that our nation’s leaders address all these emergencies with every ounce of their will. This week, even as the new Biden-Harris administration continues to tackle the urgent […]

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Posted on: 02-13-2021
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Donna Brazile, Michael Steele: These 7 election reforms will safeguard American democracy 0

Congress, the states and the political parties must all rise to the moment we now find ourselves in. The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol showed democracy itself is threatened, not just from foreign adversaries but also domestic terrorists. In the wake of this deadly assault on our political system and government institutions, we must now […]

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Posted on: 02-10-2021
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Peaceful civil rights protests vs. deadly Capitol attack: Which path will we choose? 0

After weeks of enduring concrete jersey walls, barbed wire fences surrounding federal buildings, and large swaths of streets cordoned off to traffic in my adopted hometown of Washington, D.C., the city now seems eerily empty.  The U.S. capital had to plead for help from the National Guard to defend itself against the deadly Jan. 6 attack by white […]

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Posted on: 02-4-2021
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We have made this country what it said it always was — a country for all of us. 0

RECOGNITION. That’s what Kamala Harris’ election as the first female vice president means to me. But her election isn’t merely a recognition of women. It’s also a recognition of women of color and the strength of our democracy — especially on the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. […]

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Posted on: 01-20-2021
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Republicans and Democrats must unite behind Biden to tackle COVID and other serious problems 0

Joe Biden, who has dedicated most of his life to serving the American people with dedication and competence as an effective senator and as vice president, will become our president at noon Wednesday. As he has said many times, he will be president for all Americans — regardless of whether they voted for him or […]

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Posted on: 01-20-2021
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New Georgia senators Warnock and Ossoff point the way to a new Southern strategy 0

Runoff elections were designed under Jim Crow laws to blunt Black voting power. This time, historic Black turnout made Warnock and Ossoff winners. Never in my many decades in American politics have I experienced the euphoria and despair that overwhelmed our country during last year’s tumultuous election season. History was made, from record turnout amid a […]

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Posted on: 01-20-2021
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