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Anti-democratic forces have penetrated American politics, and those forces have the potential to breed widespread hopelessness and political apathy.  For example, gerrymandering – the partisan act of creating voting districts in favor of one’s own political party – has led to situations like that in Virginia, where 55 percent of voters pulled the levers for […]

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Certain characteristics are common to all living organisms. The shared need for rest pops into mind. Whether we label it rest, sleep, hibernation or dormancy, in the life cycle of an organism, its health and wellbeing is only satisfied with time set aside for rejuvenation. My studies and observations inform me that as the complexity […]

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Without any fear of exaggeration, it can be said, and has been – repeatedly – that the final result of the 2016 presidential election came as a devastating blow to many Americans. The numbers bear out this truth. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, but in the end, failed to […]

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Professor Deva Woodly teaches political science at the New School for Social Research in New York. During a recent talk, she shared that trust in our nation’s institutions is at an all-time low. That is, perhaps, why that man who currently holds the title of president-elect could prevail over someone far more qualified in the […]

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There are many peculiar things about the 2016 election cycle, but one of them is what is not being discussed. Two items immediately jump to mind and, believe it or not, they both have to do with elections. The first is that in the state of Michigan, there have been a series of silent coups […]

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BY ROBERT BESS NNPA NEWS WIRE The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births – and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012. That alone has fueled a 5 percent population growth in the overall population […]

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After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact we had elected a Black president. I suggested we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work it would surely take for us to […]