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Income inequality: So many Americans poor through no fault of their own

A journalist friend complained that she couldn’t get any writing done because her two-year old son was distracting.  She has a nanny and I asked her how she thought the nanny, who had a little girl of the same age, […]

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Income inequality: So many Americans poor through no fault of their own

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A journalist friend complained that she couldn’t get any writing done because her two-year old son was distracting.  She has a nanny and I asked her how she thought the nanny, who had a little girl of the same age, […]

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Nelson Mandela will be missed

I was working for USA Today when I saw Nelson Mandela for the first time in 1986, through a glass darkly, at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town where he

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Some Congress members to donate their salary during the shutdown, but that’s a drop in the bucket

Whenever people talk about terrorists, they call them crazy-- crazy for believing that they’ll end up in paradise after blowing themselves up or by killing innocent people in a

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Zimmerman trial: No justice for blacks

When I told my 91-year old mother about the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, she was unflappable.  “Doesn’t surprise me,”

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Boston Marathon: ‘April is the cruelest month’

Riveted by news reports about the two explosions that rocked the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon and left at least three dead and about 176 wounded, I was

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Gay Marriage: Why not support it?

I support marriage equality.   What’s not to support.   Two people fall in love and they want to get married, so let them.  Just 50 years ago, people objected to

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Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat and it’s about time

The Pentagon's groundbreaking decision to lift  the U.S. military’s official ban on women in combat actually acknowledges the reality that American woman in the military have already been in

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President Obama’s ban on assault weapons is the right move

In April 1999, two teenagers at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorad0, went on a killing spree at their suburban high school, leaving 12 students and a teacher dead

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GOP: Get your act together and find rational alternatives that appeal to all Americans

My boss at a major civil rights coalition once accused me of being willing to work for Republicans. “You’re right,” I said, “I admire the party’s organization, messaging skills and

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Mr. Romney, how about ‘Binders full of Americans?’

Since I don’t watch political debates, what I get out of them is the verbal flotsam and jetsam that make the next day news. My new favorite phrase, courtesy of

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