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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Deborah Mathis…How Did Militant Ignorance Become the Norm?

The time: Late 2003 The place: A newsroom in Washington, D.C. The event: A veteran Republican senator dispatches a news release, announcing the authorization of a...

George E. Curry…What President Obama Should Do Next

(NNPA) — For Republicans, the Nov. 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a...

Elijah Cummings…Our Sense of Priorities

The Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, was quoted by the National Journal recently as declaring: “The single most important thing want to achieve...

Election 2010: Not Sure it Changes Anything

Well the results are in, and Election 2010 has come to a close. I find it hard to imagine anyone more excited about that...

Joseph Phillips….Sell-outs at the NAACP

For decades the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People fought the good fight against racial discrimination. The organization was instrumental in defeating Jim...