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The Right Side of Donna Brazile 0

By Victoria Oldridge Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victoria-oldridge/the-right-side-of-donna-b_b_5189121.html I nervously paced the lobby of a downtown Washington D.C. high rise, anticipating a meeting that was five months in the making. My hands tingled as I felt the adrenaline coarse through me, and while yesterday’s dilemma hinged on questions I would ask my interviewee, today they became superficial […]

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Posted on: 04-23-2014
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Our greatest threat is indifference 0

Congress recently took its Easter recess, and spring has arrived. Don’t you feel better? I do. I love spring; it gives me a much-needed sense of renewal. It causes me to pause. I also love it when Congress goes home. It becomes peaceful in Washington, D.C. We can hear ourselves think. The negativity that envelops […]

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Posted on: 04-22-2014
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Amid TV and Politics, Called to the Classroom 0

In just a few days, I will deliver my final lecture of the semester in my “Women in American Politics” class here at Georgetown. Of all the lectures I give annually on campuses across the country, this is one of the most important. The words I share with my students at the end of the […]

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Posted on: 04-15-2014
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‘We’ve got a debt to pay’: Voices from the battlefield 0

At the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, four presidents remembered the battles and honored those who fought to form “a more perfect union” on the path to economic, educational and voting equality. But, for one of those heroes, it was also a time to pause and acknowledge […]

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Posted on: 04-14-2014
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Should you have the right to buy an election? 0

If you believe money is speech, corporations are people, and the wealthiest 1 percent are a persecuted minority, then you will love the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign finance (McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission) and where it is pointing our political process. To understand the meaning and impact of the decision, we have to […]

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Posted on: 04-12-2014
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50 Years Later Voting Rights Still Threatened 0

Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, to outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and more. The law strengthened voting rights and pushed for an end to racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public places. The law passed with bipartisan support — in fact, Republicans helped lead […]

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Posted on: 04-10-2014
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Health care works 0

‘I have not had a physical in over 15 years,” Dionne Gilbert, 51, told The Associated Press. “I told myself, ‘You need to do this. Your daughter loves you and needs you.’” Gilbert is what the Affordable Care Act is all about. For millions upon millions of uninsured Americans, health care has been beyond their […]

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Posted on: 04-7-2014
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For Adelson, Koch brothers, buying a politician is good business 0

Despite Republicans’ claims that they’re going to shorten the 2016 primary process, the contest is already under way. At the end of March, potential Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were among those who rushed to Las Vegas to compete in the first primary for an all-important constituency of one: billionaire […]

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Posted on: 04-7-2014
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Staying strong against Putin 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be doing his best to see that the world moves back into the future. He is a man of contradictory beliefs, saying he seeks no revival of the Soviet Union, and yet he draws upon the ghost of an empire as a model for the Russia of the future. […]

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Posted on: 04-3-2014
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Trailblazing Teacher 0

By Jamal Eric Watson Diverse: Issues in Higher Education http://diverseeducation.com/article/63513/ WASHINGTON – It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Georgetown University and Donna Brazile is interrogating her students about the latest political happenings in the news. Suddenly, the conversation abruptly shifts to whether Hillary Clinton might run for president in 2016. “We all know that Hillary is […]

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Posted on: 03-27-2014
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