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GOP trounces Democrats in 2014 midterm elections: Where is the golden sky?

“It was a blood bath,” said one political pundit. “It was a shellacking,” said another, quoting President Barack Obama’s assessment of the Democrat’s victory over the GOP in the 2012 election.

Thy medicine is thy food

In today’s society, everyone seems to be aware that a healthy diet is key to maintaining good health, whether we choose practicing it in our lives or not. But a connection that seems more difficult for people to make is ...

Open letter to Mayor de Blasio: Plan to succeed

New York City is not alone in facing a crisis in education.

Faster alone, farther together: Individuals, families and economic resilience

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s recent speech at a conference on income inequality sponsored by Credit Suisse ruffled a lot of feathers, on both the right and the left of the political spectrum.

Ignorance of law no excuse for police?

Like most people, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surrey County, N.C. Sheriff’s office believed driving with a broken taillight is against the law.

The Ebola crisis: A test case for enlightened self-interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if you’re humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening, to say the least.

The NFL’s solution to the domestic violence problem: Three Janes

My generation grew up with Tarzan—and, later, Jane, his companion—flying through the jungle, from tree limb to tree limb, yelling like a crazy man. Of course, we were on Tarzan’s side no matter who the enemies were, e.g., the animals ...

The two party system is killing America

The tale of Ferguson, Mo., is, in many respects, the tale of two cities.

UN leaders must include nuclear energy in action plan on climate change

All eyes will be on New York City this week, as world leaders come together for the United Nations Climate Summit—an event that aspires to shape the national and global energy future.

How the current criminal justice system hurts the ‘least of these’

Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year, so you can’t afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender ...

Failure of capitalism

Citizens and workers in most European countries suffering from the economic depression are being forced by governments to finance the loss of banks.

After a good start, US can do more to fight Ebola

It was good news, without question, when President Barack Obama announced that the United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help with the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Lest we forget Attica

Lest we forget, the business of the criminal justice system deals with lives.

Fatherlessness: Cause or symptom of societal decline?

There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the Black community, as the proportion of Black children growing up in single-parent (overwhelmingly female-headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.

Obama ain’t a brotha to the youth of Ferguson

By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.

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