This Industry is Literally Making a Killing

This Industry is Literally Making a Killing

The 2016 presidential elections are proving historic, and not just because of the surprising success of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, the lively debate among feminists over whether to support Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump’s unorthodox candidacy. The...
Why I Granted Bradley Manning a Presidential Pardon

Why I Granted Bradley Manning a Presidential Pardon

In another America — where democracy reigns and government respects freedom of the press, protects privacy, and honors whistleblowers — Bradley Manning would receive a presidential pardon. After campaigning for the presidency last year, I was asked by my supporters to...
The Bully Party

The Bully Party

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more...
Fair Elections, RIP

Fair Elections, RIP

Voting rights are under attack again — this time it’s the Supreme Court’s turn. The majority’s ruling in the Shelby County vs. Holder case gutted key Voting Rights Act provisions at a time when minority access to the polls faces new obstacles. As...
The Swinging Electorate

The Swinging Electorate

It’s official: African Americans are the nation’s most important swing state. Last summer, I predicted that the African American vote would tip the scales in the 2012 election of Barack Obama. My organization, the National Urban League, foresaw a...
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