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Do Americans Still Believe In Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream?

Monday  22:01,   15 january 2018
The Federalist

The passage of time has made us wonder if Martin Luther King’s dream of a healed nation was maybe just that: a fantasy.On August 28, 1963, my father and grandfather arrived at Union Station and walked to the National Mall to attend the “March on[...]

To honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream we have to say 'enough'

Monday  22:00,   15 january 2018
USA TODAY

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. And if he were alive, I think he’d be demanding some answers. What would Dr. King say to the anguished parents of Ulysses Wilkerson who are demanding to see the[...]

Please stop politicizing Martin Luther King Day. It's a day for national unity, not political division

Monday  22:00,   15 january 2018
FOX News

Can we allow American families, even if just for a moment, to appreciate Dr. King’s legacy without being bombarded with top trending political stories? On Friday, CNN published an opinion piece entitled “Three ways MLK speaks to our time.”[...]

Opinions | We could be a much better country. Trump makes it impossible.

Monday  22:00,   15 january 2018
MSN

His stunts dominate the conversation and diminish our capacity to self-govern.Political leaders in democracies have a few core obligations. They are charged with solving today's problems and preparing their nations for the future. They are[...]

Mr. Trump, Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned

Monday  05:20,   15 january 2018
The New York Times

A practical response for those offended by our president’s racist comments.In 1885, a poor, uneducated 16-year-old boy arrived in our country from Germany at a time when immigrants were often looked down on by affluent[...]

There is nothing ‘professional’ about this president

Saturday  00:35,   13 january 2018
MSN

Let’s simply review Trump’s actions over the three days.The past seven days have matched some of the Trump era's most frantic and maniacal weeks. Washington headlines have been driven by Michael Wolff's Swampland confessional, "Fire and Fury: Inside [...]

Trump administration offshore drilling move reeks of illegal political favoritism

Saturday  00:35,   13 january 2018
USA TODAY

Zinke exempted Florida out of concern for its coastal economy. What about other states? This arbitrary decision-making will never stand up in court.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a stunning admission in exempting Florida from the Trump[...]

Trump not a barbarian and he's right. America is far too nice

Saturday  00:35,   13 january 2018
FOX News

Why on earth would we allow the world’s poor, unskilled, desperate and dependent masses to come into our country, while we’re $20 trillion in debt? Those days are over. It’s time to be picky and choosy.We don’t have enough jobs for middle class[...]

Forgotten America's Ailing Areas Can Still Be Saved

Friday  20:01,   12 january 2018
Bloomberg

It’s no secret that some parts of the U.S. have been lagging behind others economically. In the past, that wasn't the case. From 1840 through 1963, as economists Robert Barro and Xavier Sala-i-Martin found, poor states tended to catch up with[...]

Why we've let actors become our moral guides

Friday  20:01,   12 january 2018
MSN

There's a great scene in the wonderful 1982 movie "My Favorite Year," which is set in 1954. Peter O'Toole plays a semi-washed-up actor named Alan Swann, famous for swashbuckling roles. For reasons too complicated to explain here,[...]

Republicans Should Fear an Oprah 2020 Campaign

Friday  19:32,   12 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

She's compelling, likable and nearly impossible to attack, so Republicans should hope she doesn't run.At the Golden Globes on Sunday, Oprah Winfrey shocked the political system by giving a speech that suggested she might have higher[...]

Defeat Trump's 's---hole' politics of racism in 2018, 2020

Friday  19:32,   12 january 2018
The Hill

Trump dishonors the presidency by his presence in the office. He dishonors the true foundation of American patriotism, which is the great truth that America is a nation of diverse people who come together with common purpose for the good of the[...]

Dollars, Cents and Republican Sadism

Friday  06:35,   12 january 2018
The New York Times

Republican attacks on the safety net are about inflicting pain, not saving money.Load[...]

It's Joe Arpaio's Party Now

Friday  06:35,   12 january 2018
The Atlantic

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has the kind of résumé that in some other, hard-to-remember era would have consigned him to the fringes of American politics. Over 24 years as “America’s toughest sheriff” (a self-awarded superlative), Arpaio[...]

Democrats nominate Oprah by acclamation

Friday  01:31,   12 january 2018
MSN

It's estimated that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders combined to spend $326 million competing for the Democratic nomination in 2016. But it may not be so expensive in 2020. Democrats have figured out how to do it a lot cheaper, next time[...]