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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina: Changing hearts, minds and systems in New Orleans

Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, it’s time for midcourse corrections in the restoration efforts.

On voting... and not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood.

Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying.

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic— for black lives do matter.

Trumping the Donald on immigration

Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was— for the few moments that I could take it— quite fascinating.

Insurers' dirty tricks undermine promise of Obamacare

Thanks to President Obama's landmark healthcare law, insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients with pre-existing health problems. This "guaranteed issue" mandate enables millions of sick Americans to buy affordable insurance and access vital medications.

The quiet killer: Sitting in the dark

Americans are working more than ever— and it's slowly killing them. The typical employee now logs 47 hours a week at work— and spends nearly six hours a day sitting, often in a windowless office or cubicle.

About the Confederate flag!

There was and is jubilation over bringing down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina.This flag, which in the minds of many represent the hate associated with slavery, needed to come down.

They’re off and running

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns.

Interest groups, special and public

We often hear politicians call their opponents an “interest group.” What does that mean? It can be misleading.

Equality and the Labor Movement

It is certainly true that some unions engage in sexism and racism, but if we take a critical look at labor history we find that the labor movement is definitely not 100% sexist or racist

War, murder and the American way

He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion

America's true crime problem

It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of Black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances.

Congress says, “War Powers? What War Powers?”

A few weeks ago, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants.

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