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  • Op-Ed
    Sheriff Villanueva is a danger to the people he is sworn to serve
    September 29, 2022 9:51 am | By 75043

    Sheriff Villanueva is a danger to the people he is sworn to serve

    This article was originally published at Los Angeles Daily News. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has long been a danger to the people that he is sworn to serve. As the Los Angeles Times editorial board has noted, the…

  • Op-Ed
    The Cruelty of Exploiting Vulnerable People for Political Advantage
    September 22, 2022 3:54 pm | By 75043

    The Cruelty of Exploiting Vulnerable People for Political Advantage

    There is always a new low for Trump Republicans. And that is pretty frightening. Take the latest exercise in lawlessness, dishonesty, and cruelty from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He chartered a plane to send dozens of mostly Venezuelan asylum seekers…

  • Op-Ed
    Banned Books Week: Book Bans Are an Attack on the Freedom to Read, Teach and Learn
    September 16, 2022 2:51 pm | By 75043

    Banned Books Week: Book Bans Are an Attack on the Freedom to Read, Teach and Learn

    Truth is a threat to authoritarianism. Reading is a path to truth. That’s why the freedom to read is essential to the freedom to learn. And that’s why the freedom to learn is often attacked by those who abuse power…

  • Op-Ed
    Accountability: An Insurrectionist Removed from Office
    September 8, 2022 4:29 pm | By 75043

    Accountability: An Insurrectionist Removed from Office

    A New Mexico judge has done the country a big favor. Judge Francis Mathew upheld a little-known provision of the U.S. Constitution and removed a public official for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. I hope other judges have…

  • Op-Ed
    September 1, 2022 4:09 pm | By 75043

    Student Debt Relief Means Freedom for Millions

    Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” I love that sentiment. I also know that when student loan debt is tying you down, changing the world can feel out of…

  • Op-Ed
    August 25, 2022 1:48 pm | By 75043

    Back to School, Back to Fighting Far-Right Attacks on Education

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Just when you thought far-right attacks on public education couldn’t get any more absurd, we hear about something new. For the first time in almost 15 years, Sarasota schools this fall are…

  • Op-Ed
    August 18, 2022 1:42 pm | By 75043

    Redistricting Is Voter Suppression, Too

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. When Charles Diggs, Jr., won election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in 1954, he launched nearly seven decades in which the city of Detroit had at least one Black member of…

  • Op-Ed
    August 10, 2022 1:30 pm | By 75043

    DC Delivers Some Good News – Yes, Really

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. We could all use some good news out of Washington. I’ve got some. The Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act this month is good news for families, the economy, the planet,…

  • Op-Ed
    August 8, 2022 1:33 pm | By 75043

    Kansas voters turned out to save abortion rights. That’s a good sign for the rest of America.

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Red flags are flying for democracy and democratic values. We need to pay attention to the threats — and also to signs that we can work together to preserve our freedoms. This…

  • Op-Ed
    August 3, 2022 1:26 pm | By 75043

    The Power of the Truth

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. The truth has power.  That is why an army of politicians, lawyers, political schemers, media personalities, and admirers of former President Donald Trump have tried so hard to keep Americans from learning the…

  • Op-Ed
    Congress Must Protect the Freedom to Marry
    July 25, 2022 11:48 am | By 75043

    Congress Must Protect the Freedom to Marry

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. We all know that what people do tells you more about them than what they say. That’s true for politicians, too. We see politicians who call themselves “pro-life” and “pro-woman” when they’re…

  • Op-Ed
    Truth, Justice, and the American Way
    July 19, 2022 11:28 am | By 75043

    Truth, Justice, and the American Way

    Together, we are a powerful force for good. Our country is at a pivotal moment. We are facing daunting challenges that have been building for generations. We need a movement suited to meet this moment and, People For the American…

  • Op-Ed
    “His Name Is George Floyd”
    July 14, 2022 5:44 pm | By 75043

    “His Name Is George Floyd”

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer just over two years ago. His killing sparked a movement to end unjustified police killings and racist law enforcement practices. Sadly, the killings…

  • Op-Ed
    Start Now to Take Back the Supreme Court
    July 8, 2022 11:57 am | By 75043

    Start Now to Take Back the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Did you ever wonder whether elections really matter? Well, the Trump Supreme Court majority has answered that question for good. Or, more accurately, they have answered it for bad. In the term…

  • Op-Ed
    Pride, Prejudice, and Power
    June 7, 2022 5:55 pm | By 75043

    Pride, Prejudice, and Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. June is Pride month in the United States. In big cities and small communities, LGBTQ+ people and their friends, families, and allies will celebrate freedom and progress toward full equality. All fair-minded…

  • Op-Ed
    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric
    May 17, 2022 3:44 pm | By 75043

    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric

    Great Replacement Theory and its rhetoric is seeping into conservative media. The GOP should instead be inspired by Frederick Douglass and Jack Kemp. Originally published at USA Today The mass shooting in Buffalo has drawn attention to the deeply pernicious "Great…

  • Op-Ed
    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans
    May 9, 2022 2:27 pm | By 75043

    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Things are about to get worse for millions of vulnerable people in our country. It looks like the far right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to reverse Roe…

  • Op-Ed
    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges
    May 5, 2022 4:49 pm | By 75043

    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Something amazing just happened in the U.S. Capitol. On one day, April 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for five extraordinary women of color who have been nominated…

  • Op-Ed
    April 25, 2022 1:19 pm | By 75043

    An Extraordinary Life, Linking Past and Present

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I was trained to fight by my grandmother, Mamie Bland Todd. She would often remind me, “Pessimists are right more often, but optimists win more often.” “In this life you have to…

  • Op-Ed
    Across America Students Must Learn All History
    April 18, 2022 1:42 pm | By

    Across America Students Must Learn All History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part…