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Brazile, Hammon and Dunn honored by WNBA 0

By Lois Elfman http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2014/sep/11/brazile-hammon-and-dunn-honored-wnba/ As the Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky prepare to do battle in the WNBA Finals, members of the league, as well as former players and other individuals from women’s sports, gathered in New York City last week for the WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon. “You all inspire me,” political strategist Donna […]

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Posted on: 09-11-2014
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Donna Brazile to be Appointed to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board 0

The White House Office of the Press Secretary http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/09/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Michele Thoren Bond – Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State Michael Young – Member, Federal Mine Safety and […]

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Posted on: 09-9-2014
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Can Obama Come Up With an Isis Strategy? 0

If we are going to have a meaningful, productive, national debate on what our foreign policy and reactions should be to ISIS, we need to have unbiased information. Right now, we simply are not getting it. Let’s begin with what this organization actually is. ISIS stands roughly for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. […]

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Posted on: 09-4-2014
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Veteran Political Strategist and Author Donna Brazile to Receive 2014 WNBA Inspiration Award 0

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2014 – Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile will be the recipient of the 2014 WNBA Inspiration Award, WNBA President Laurel J. Richie announced today. “On behalf of the WNBA, we are thrilled to be honoring Donna Brazile,” said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. “Her life journey is a true inspiration – […]

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Posted on: 08-29-2014
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It’s All About the Children 0

“It’s all about the children.” Time and again, we hear this refrain from everyone who ever talks about education, from every angle. It’s been the purported basis of speeches, documentaries and now lawsuits. But how can it be all about the children when you have some — under the guise of “education reform” — undermining […]

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Posted on: 08-28-2014
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Demonstrations in Ferguson Raise Critical Questions 0

I’ve never thought of myself as having any special wisdom. But they say wisdom comes from experience, and sadly, I’ve had enough experience with flare-ups like Ferguson, Missouri, that wisdom has come unbidden. I say “flare-up” because, like an ill-placed match, one event can ignite others, causing responses of outrage. Too often, though, the media […]

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Posted on: 08-21-2014
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When will Ferguson heal? 0

President Obama spoke Thursday about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri — an unrest that began in response to the shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old boy with no criminal record. While the community searched for answers about the killing, answers were slow to come — both from city officials and police. The name of the […]

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Posted on: 08-15-2014
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Gathering Honey From a Hornet’s Nest 0

When U.S. President George W. Bush visited Iraq at the end of his term, his thanks was a popular Middle East insult — a shoe hurled at him. Iraq President Nouri al-Maliki — whose job was made possible by the United States and who once pretended to sign an agreement Bush had just signed, but […]

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Posted on: 08-14-2014
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We’re People, Not Citizens 0

Remember when Mitt Romney told a citizen, “Corporations are people, my friend”? This once-false belief was made real by Citizens United — one of the worst-ever Supreme Court decisions in recent times. Because of this judicial ruling, corporations are not only really people — they are also citizens. And as we all learned in Civics […]

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Posted on: 08-7-2014
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Our Radical Congress 0

Two-thirds of the public opposes impeaching President Obama. Americans take removing an elected president seriously. Why, then, is the issue being treated so casually? Speaker John Boehner says he’s not personally advocating impeachment. I’ll grant him that. But, Boehner is doing something worse: He’s toying with impeachment. I don’t know how he can play a […]

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Posted on: 07-31-2014
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