Is There Really a Deficit Crisis?

(TEWire) - In the wake of the State of the Union Address there is likely to be much partisan conversation about the direction of our nation. President Obama will address the economy and jobs,...

The Curious Case of Ali Mohammed

In the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2010, Ali Mohammed was chased from a U Street bar by an owner and four employees, allegedly because he threw a brick through a window –...

Ben Wrobel…Scott Sisters, Free at Last

This month, Jaime and Gladys Scott walked out of prison 16 years after they first entered. Their double-life sentences were criticized as indicative of the egregious sentencing in our criminal justice system, and their...

Len Bernstein…Art and the End of Racism

I was stirred deeply by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 when I, a 13-year-old Jewish boy in Brooklyn, saw his televised speech at the March on Washington, where he said: “…when we let...

George E. Curry…Racial and Ethnic Divide over Gun Rights

Columbine High School. The Washington, D.C. sniper.  Northern Illinois University. Virginia Tech. Red Lake Indian Reservation. Chicago school children. And now, Tucson, Ariz. In dramatic ways, shooting deaths have horrified, mesmerized and confounded Americans....

Elijah Cummings…It’s about what kind of country we want to be

Last week, Americans watched as the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives began a concerted effort to destroy one of President Obama’s signature initiatives – The Affordable Care Act. We need...

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II…The ‘ought’ vs. the ‘is’

"Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people." – Martin Luther King, Jr. Milestones in our...

Letter to Dr. King

You didn't know me when you were here, But through your words I feel you are near. I was too young for the demonstration, But I learned about you in my education. You said we all were created...

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III…The Hate that Hate-filled Dialogue Produces

(TEWire) - While conducting a town hall meeting in Tucson, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in the head Jan. 8. She struggles for her life in an Arizona hospital. Giffords was among 13...

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an American Icon

On Jan. 17, our nation will pause to celebrate and honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our most admired leaders whose vision, strength and courage helped bring...

Editorial: We Owe Mississippi Gov. Barbour NOTHING!

In recent days some have heaped accolades on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for indefinitely suspending the double life sentences unjustly leveled against Gladys and Jamie Scott for their alleged role in a 1993 robbery. What...

Boehner’s Real Death Panel Replaces Palin’s Fake One

Until this week, the lies about death panels were some of the worst spread by Sarah Palin and the Republicans to scare seniors about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now...

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