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The American Dream belongs to working people

It is time to commit to our workforce. To once again be that nation that cares about the hard-working women and men in this country and is a world leader in workers’ rights and compensation. Moreover, the economic reality is ...

The American Rescue Plan — Changing the course of the pandemic for all Americans

By U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC-6) It has been a little more than a year since COVID-19 was officially discovered within the boundaries of the United States. It has been devastating to communities of color. The statistics are sobering. ...

Why reforming the filibuster matters

As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same headlines as it did a few weeks back. But that’s only because the issue is percolating behind the scenes. At ...

Congress did something good?

As we begin to see a glimpse of cautioned hope, I want to recognize Senators Duckworth and Durbin's support for the 10.8 billion on international COVID supplemental funding passed last month.

George Floyd court hearing is ‘Rashomon effect’ in reverse

Minneapolis Chief nails defense to the wall

Quo Vadis? (“Where are you going?”)

Resurrection Day raised serious questions and choices

Wayne's Words: Honoring Vietnam Veterans Day, Easter and Passover

This past Monday was Vietnam Veterans Day. The day was noted in this column a couple of weeks ago. The day was established by Presidential Proclamation in 2012. The day is for recognition of all living veterans who served on ...

Is George Floyd the one who's really on trial?

Trial of Derek Chauvin reveals today's racial divide

Black America needs a 'New Normal': equitable credit access to build wealth

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed dual crises. Over 542,000 Americans lives were lost and continue to increase. At the same time, the rippling effects of a massive economic downturn has caused the nation to lose 9.5 ...

Where Domestic Policy Seems Headed

There’s not much question where the Biden administration’s domestic priorities lie. Getting the pandemic health crisis under control and moving past its attendant economic crisis were always going to be the first order of business for the new White House. ...

Wayne's Words: Veteran’s protest over Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

The fourth anniversary of National Vietnam Veterans Day will be on March 29. It’s been about 46 years since the official end to that conflict. As a matter of perspective, a 19-year-old who was in Vietnam at the end of ...

OP-ED: Energy policies and potential impacts on household budgets

While spending on energy since 2009 fell 10% to 15% across every income bracket, Americans’ non-energy spending on housing, vehicles, maintenance and insurance rose the fastest among those who could least afford increases. Real housing expenditures (excluding energy) by the ...

What foreign policy can look like

We often think of foreign and domestic policy as two separate and distinct fields. But for an American president, they are inextricably tied together. And as the Biden administration moves forward on its priorities, this is likely to become clear. ...

COMMENTARY: Trying to rewrite the January 6th coup attempt

There is something amazing going on in Republican Party circles. If I did not know better, I would assume that I was watching a television comedy. Segments of the Republican Party are attempting to tell us that the January 6th ...

Wayne's Words: Local elections are important and why you should register and VOTE

The Consolidated Election is less than three weeks away. There is very little evidence that an election is on the horizon, save for a few candidate signs scattered around in various locations in the county. This election has all the ...

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