Armstrong Williams…Charlie Rangel should leave Congress on His Own Terms

‘Tis the holiday season – a time to reflect on all that we have been blessed with here in America. And with those blessings, also come the great responsibilities bestowed upon us, each according...

George E. Curry….Limbaugh and Huckabee Propose Airport Groping of Obama Girls

All our lives we’ve heard stories about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Now we can add to that two grinches – Rush Limbaugh and Mike Huckabee – who stole the Obama family’s Thanksgiving. Or,...

Marc H. Morial…Message to the White House: Do Not Cave on Tax Cuts

“Sounds like voodoo economics.”  — George H.W. Bush in 1980 commenting on Reaganomic tax cuts for the rich. It comes as no surprise to most of us that 2+2 does not equal 22. But the current...

Linda Meric…Memo to Congress: Extend Programs that Help Us

Dear Member of Congress: You’ve got a lot to consider in this month. You’re scheduled to debate international treaties and Internet censorship. There’s talk of military affairs and revamping federal agencies. But this should be at...

Joseph C. Phillips…The Failing Promise of Public Education

We, the American public, hold it as an article of faith that those responsible for devising and implementing public policy have our best interests at heart. Our best minds are hard at work, striving to...

Elijah Cummings…Fair and Balanced Budgetary Reform

As a senior member of the Joint Economic Committee, I have been giving close attention to the work of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform – and, especially, to recent suggestions made...

Jason Alderman…Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it's overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You'll regret the former the next morning; but...

Obama Should Reject Bush Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

(NNPA) — President Obama should set the tone for his next two years by insisting that the Bush tax cuts remain in place temporarily for 98 percent of Americans, but not the top 2...

Bristol or Brandy?

Gimme a break, Bristol over Brandy? Not only did the Tea Party dramatize its red voting power in the recent mid term elections, but it now has shown its clout in the voting for...

Raynard Jackson…Voters Face a Taxing Problem

With a lame duck session of Congress convening next week, everyone is talking about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended or allowed to expire at the end of this year. Republicans argue...

Mona Eltahawy…Saudi Arabia’s Spot on the Board of UN Women a Sad Joke

It took years to make the United Nations' newest agency, UN Women, a reality, and then just one day to effectively kill it. Death was effected by allowing onto  its board a kingdom where women...

Efforts to Suppress Voter Turnout Cannot Be Tolerated

Over the last decade, we’ve seen repeated efforts to suppress voter turnout. Unfortunately, this year was no different. On Election Day, Nov. 2, tens of thousands of Marylanders received phone calls telling them that...

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