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Why incumbents keep getting reelected
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm election year. It might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out,
 
The lynching of Eric Garner
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing”: the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in a Brooklyn pizza shop. That scene touched a raw nerve as it recalled the 1983 death of 25-year-old graffiti artist Michael Stewart, another chokehold victim of the New
 
A glaring gap in North Carolina’s Medicaid program
Monday, July 28, 2014
Changing North Carolina’s Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate for the 2014 “short session” of the General Assembly. Common to most of the proposals under consideration is the principle of “integrated health care.” Integrated health care, or “whole person care,” refers to a system that offers coordinated
 
Charity begins at home
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America. I can’t get all wrapped up in the plight of all the illegal children whose derelict parents are sending them thousands of miles on a dangerous journey alone. I can’t help but to invest my emotion
 
Breaking the chains of prison
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York is in the news again, this time allegedly for an officer brutalizing inmates. I did time at Rikers. No, not as an inmate, thank God, but as an employee. It’s another world behind those bars, where only the strong survive. I remember my first day on the job when my director told me “Never let them
 
How to end the violence in “Chiraq”
Monday, July 21, 2014
Between July 3-7, 82 people were wounded and 16 killed by gunfire. If you think I’m talking about violence in Iraq, you’re wrong. I’m talking about happenings in “Chiraq,” a new nickname for Chicago — my hometown. This violence is an unfortunate way of life for many Chicagoans. Victims ranged from as young as a
 
Budget debate forces painful and unnecessary choices
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Which would you rather lose: a hand or an eye? The smart answer to that question, of course is “neither, I need to keep both.” They are both critically important and play very different roles in helping a person function. Unfortunately, that seems to be the question that North Carolina lawmakers continue to play at in the fight between the
 
A challenge for the hip-hop generation
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hip-hop news lately has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media. Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall of Rocafella Records. Lil Wayne thanks the world for supporting his bull. Chris Brown and Drake are in the studio
 
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