Author Archives: Julianne Malveaux

  • Working at Taking a Vacation

    I don’t do vacations well.  I have to be pushed and prodded, just about guilt-tripped, into taking time off.  Sure, I’ll take an hour here, an evening there, to read a book or play word games. But it just about takes an act of God to get me to go play. Yet, when I play, […]

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  • The High Cost of Injustice

    What if we did not incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were reasonable, instead of intolerable? What if a man who steals a $159 jacket while high gets drug treatment and a sentence of, say, two years, instead of a sentence of life ...

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  • Blacks have not recovered from the Recovery

    Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly than expected. They’ve reduced their estimate for economic growth and say that it will take a year or more to get to where we were six years ago. The ...

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  • A Pledge to Keep To Our Youth

    As young people graduate from high school, or finish the school year as sophomores and juniors, they begin to search for summer jobs. For the past several summers, the jobs have not been there, and this summer will be no different. It is true that economists are projecting a better employment ...

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  • Dishonoring our Vets

    The last Monday in May, Memorial Day, is for honoring those who died in service to our country. It is tragically ironic that around the same time we are honoring and remembering the dead, we are learning about deficiencies in the Department of Veteran's Affairs that negatively affects the ...

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  • Women Get Unequal Pay for Equal Work

    When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage. Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn, it took Ann until April 11, 2014 to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay is so […]

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  • Clarence Thomas’ Self-Inflicted Amnesia

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is at it again. Whenever he opens his mouth about race, he displays a surprising myopia for a 65-year-old African American man raised in the Deep South during a segregated era. During his confirmation hearing, Thomas excoriated his own family, speaking of ...

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  • Is Secretary Gates Disloyal to Obama?

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t the first political appointee to analyze the work of an administration he served, even if that administration remains in power. In 1999, while President Bill Clinton was still in office, longtime staffer and confidant, George Stephanopoulos ...

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  • Where Bipartisanship is Out of Order

    Former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was recently presented with an award that is named after him. The World Food Program USA’s first George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award, is named after him and his friend and colleague The two teamed up in ...

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  • Student Loan ‘Solution’ is Not Good Enough

    The U.S. Senate finally stepped up to ensure that student loan rates would not double. There have been weeks of back and forth, but now senators says they will tie student loan rates to the federal funds rate, which means that in the short-run the lowest student loan rates will be 3.86 percent, ...

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  • Diversity for Catholics, Not for Others

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The selection of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church was, in some ways, inevitable. Latin America is home to the largest Catholic population in the world, and it is long past time for the tradition of selecting ...

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  • Onion Apology Not Accepted

    In the midst of Oscar awards night Feb. 24, one of The Onion’s writers (we don’t know who he is; I doubt a “she” would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Quvenzhané Wallis with a filthy word that took her all the way out of her name. ...

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