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With the budget, the president calls the shots

It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud.

Boots on the ground

The war against Isis may require boots on the ground. These boots should not be the soldiers of the United States of America.

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a good time to reflect on the journey that previous generations of blacks have taken in the quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. ...

Black History Month: Bridge racial divides

Last month, we mourned the passing of Edward Brooke. Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, he was elected to the U.S. Senate by the people of Massachusetts, making history as the first African-American elected to the chamber since Reconstruction. He ...

Netanyahu, Republicans beating drums of war

We need to see beyond petty insults. The fact that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chose to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without coordinating this with the White House was a snub and everyone knows that.

The perils of poisonous politics

By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex-New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy that he craved. He also set up an easy test of decency for Republican presidential contenders: ...

It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

LETTER: Quick tips for winter driving

When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention when temperatures drop below zero. These six quick tips will help your vehicle perform at its best during cold weather months.

Fifty years of black progress

Has black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years?

To help students succeed, college administrators must think globally

College administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box— they should think outside the country.

The importance of hope

Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead.

King and LBJ stood together

The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship.

LETTER: President Obama went AWOL

On January 11, 2015, 40 leaders from various countries along with 1.3 million people participated in anti-terrorism events in Paris, France. President Obama was AWOL and he was only represented by our ambassador to France.

Reclaiming the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward ...

Je suis Charlie

What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.