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Bipartisan Reform Directly Ahead 0

Earlier this year, I served as a co-convener of the first-ever Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, D.C., with former White House adviser Van Jones, the American Conservative Union’s Pat Nolan and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Sponsors and partners included the American Civil Liberties Union and Drug Police Alliance on the left […]

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Posted on: 07-13-2015
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How Obama’s legacy got a big boost 0

(CNN) Last week was certainly a high point for President Barack Obama. Let’s use the vantage point of that height to gain a little perspective on his legacy. The President’s opponents like to portray him as a leader who is great at making speeches but lacks substantive achievements. But one doesn’t need flowery rhetoric to […]

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Posted on: 06-30-2015
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My choice for the $10 bill 0

(CNN) – The U.S. Treasury has announced plans to put a woman on the $10 bill. Why not? We put a man on the moon. This should be easier, if somewhat more contentious. The redesign of the $10 bill is taking place in 2020 to help mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which […]

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Posted on: 06-18-2015
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Welcoming Caitlyn Jenner to the Club 0

We women have it tough. I don’t have to tell any of you that. We’ve especially got it tough in the morning. Because of what society dictates, most of the time we’ve got to get up hours earlier than our male colleagues. Do our makeup. Pluck. Push this in and push that out. Pick out […]

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Posted on: 06-5-2015
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Hillary Clinton gets it on voting rights, Republican contenders don’t 0

(CNN)—Hillary Clinton is speaking Thursday in Texas about the importance of protecting and expanding the constitutional right to vote for all citizens of the United States. Clinton will also call for a new national standard of “no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.” It has been 50 years […]

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Posted on: 06-4-2015
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Why Democrats should welcome Sanders’ entry into presidential race 0

As a rule of thumb, being called a socialist isn’t a good thing in American politics. But if you’re brave enough to describe yourself that way? Well, that might be enough to take a little bit of the sting out of your opponents’ attacks. That, at least, is what U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont […]

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Posted on: 05-27-2015
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Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation 0

The Huffington Post – By Alexandra Svokos 5/22/2015 Political strategist Donna Brazile gave a rousing commencement speech at Spelman College on Sunday, urging graduates of the historically black college for women to take up leadership positions in their respective fields. “Why you? Because there’s no one better,” she said. “Why now? Because tomorrow is not soon […]

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Posted on: 05-26-2015
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History Will Be No Guide for 2016 Race 0

There are less than 80 weeks left until Election Day 2016. Political analysts are asking themselves whether or not Hillary Clinton can win another White House term for Democrats. They ask because holding the White House longer than eight years has happened only once since 1950, when George H.W. Bush won in 1988 after Ronald […]

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Posted on: 05-7-2015
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D.C. Deserves Respect, Not Congressional Rebuke | Commentary 0

http://www.rollcall.com/news/dc_deserves_respect_not_congressional_rebuke_commentary-241664-1.html Religious liberty is, arguably, our most precious American value. We should vehemently protect this freedom when it is threatened. But the constitutional phrase that secures religious liberty — “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” — cannot be distorted to mean any action motivated by […]

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Posted on: 05-6-2015
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A Baltimore for millennials 0

On Monday, President Obama announced a new independent nonprofit organization, “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,” or MBKA. As a spinoff to his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, MBKA will work to address systemic issues that plague neighborhoods around the country and to close opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. A year into the […]

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Posted on: 05-5-2015
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