OPINION

  • What is Ben Carson thinking?

    Ben Carson, conservative author and noted neurosurgeon, is acting as if he may run for president as a Republican. Despite his conspicuous lack of political experience this man is taking steps to run for the most powerful office in the country. And he appears to have some of the Republican right ...

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  • IMMIGRATION REFORM—FINALLY!

    We, the members of the National Congress of Black Women, applaud President Barack Obama for finally moving us toward comprehensive Immigration reform!  The ball is in the court of the House Republicans now. How is it that people who stole this land from another group can now think no one else ...

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  • Our Strategy for Success

    As Washington prepares for a Republican-controlled Congress, I, like most Americans, have concluded that expanding our economy must remain our top domestic priority. Acknowledging the importance of more broadly shared economic growth will enhance, not diminish, our ability to achieve other ...

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  • New Senate Majority Leader is Clueless

    In response to what he calls the president’s “war on coal,” future Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell says, “I’m going to war with him.” For McConnell, the historic agreement the president signed with the Chinese, committing them for the first time to dramatic reductions in their ...

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  • The Question Black Conservatives Always Avoid

    Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results. I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some electoral work, I found ...

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  • Why Democrats Lost the Midterms

    Now that the dust has settled after our nation’s 2014 elections across the country, here is my two cents worth on what has happened during the last couple of years, and what it means now. First and foremost, congratulations to the National Republican Committee. They had a 50-state plan, and ...

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  • Who lost Maryland?

    What happened? Democrat Anthony G. Brown managed to lose the race for governorship in a solidly Democratic bastion like Maryland to his Republican opponent Larry Hogan even though heavy hitters like Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came to the ...

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  • The Challenge of Ebola

    As our nation and the world face the deadly threat of Ebola, both our morality and our self-interest are at stake. Between 1976, when Ebola Virus Disease was first identified, through 2012, there were 2,387 identified cases, including 1,590 deaths, all in Central and East Africa. Yet, many in ...

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  • Watching the Elections from Abroad

    JERUSALEM — On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in Washington, D.C. With ...

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  • Know Your Rights, Make Your Vote Count

    Unlike any other time in American history, it is important for all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on November 4th. Recently, there has been significant dialogue regarding which party will control the House and the Senate in Washington.  These conversations highlight a very ...

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  • Blacks, not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory

    Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Research Center. The report, titled, “Latino ...

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