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Building Bridges to Our Future

A college education transformed my life, as it has for tens of millions of other Americans. Now, my Republican congressional colleagues, many of whom received the same financial help that I did, want to slam the doors to college...

Obama Budget Concessions to the Right of Republican Voters

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A recent Gallup poll shows that most Americans support President Obama’s plan to raise the nation debt ceiling, set to expire Aug. 2, with a mix of spending cuts and tax increases, especially on corporations and the wealthy. In the...

Money, Media, and the Culture of Corruption

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Recently, The Washington Post’s Colbert King wrote the column, “Do they deserve to be on the DC Council?” I immediately took exception with this utterly ridiculous characterization, because the writer and his paper are directly responsible for creating this culture...

George E. Curry…Michele Bachmann: The John Wayne of Political Lies

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Whether making the round of Sunday morning talk shows, giving the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, or announcing her own presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann does one thing consistently – lie. The Republican congresswoman from...

Racing Toward The Bottom

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  While a Department of Education program embraces “a race to the top,” our nation’s current stance toward our 14 million officially unemployed people represents nothing less than a race to the bottom.  We are content to report, month after...

No Extortion for Debt Ceiling Vote

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Rarely have the divisions in American politics been clearer - or more onerous. In less than a month, on Aug. 2, if Congress refuses to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, the United States economy could be thrown...

A Challenge to Our National Values

If House Republicans were to remake the shipwreck film, Titanic, we would be appalled by the portrayal (on one side of the split screen) of women and children from steerage being tossed into the sea, while rich passengers in...

To Break the NFL Lockout, Fans Need To Get Mobilized

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(NNPA) — After constant attention on negotiations in the National Football League and the subsequent lockout—where the employers refuse to let the employees work—by the owners, there has been something close to silence.  Recent court rulings have permitted the...

Michele Bachmann: The John Wayne of Political Lies

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Whether making the round of Sunday morning talk shows, giving the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, or announcing her own presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann does one thing consistently – lie. The Republican congresswoman...

Welcoming Home Our Newly-Returned Vets

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Once again, we celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the day 235 years ago that we declared independence, founding a nation based on the beliefs that all people are created equal and that prizes liberty and justice. This...

Long Before…

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Long before I knew your face, I had often heard your name. You were the one who could get it done, No matter what stage the game. He must be myth, this "Man for all Seasons," a stranger could justly assume. Part Man,...

Looking for Better Home Rulers

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The dark cloud casting shadows of mistrust over elected officials in the District could not have been what Walter Washington, Sterling Tucker and countless others foresaw when they secured passage of the Home Rule Act. Surely, there would be benefits...

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