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  • Op-Ed
    Keep Fighting Back Against Censorship
    April 28, 2023 3:54 pm | By 52560

    Keep Fighting Back Against Censorship

    This op-ed distributed by Trice Edney Newswire Every year, the American Library Association unveils its list of the top ten most-challenged books for the previous year. And this year, Number One is the same as last year’s Number One: the…

  • Op-Ed
    Confirm Better Judges — We Can’t Afford Another Judge Kacsmaryk
    April 21, 2023 2:07 pm | By 109376

    Confirm Better Judges — We Can’t Afford Another Judge Kacsmaryk

    A U.S. district court judge in Texas made a ruling, and half the nation shuddered.    This time the ruling is from Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk and concerns the abortion drug Mifepristone, but it’s just one example of the core problem:…

  • Op-Ed
    Our Media Diet – Why We Need to Watch What We Consume
    April 20, 2023 1:37 pm | By 52560

    Our Media Diet – Why We Need to Watch What We Consume

    My grandfather thought that PBS Newshour was so boring he nicknamed it PBS “SnoozeHour,” but he also thought it was so important, he never missed it. Every evening he would sit down in his recliner, look at his watch, and declare…

  • Op-Ed
    Clarence Thomas Does Not Belong on the Supreme Court
    April 20, 2023 1:09 pm | By 52560

    Clarence Thomas Does Not Belong on the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It’s been over 30 years since Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court seat once held by the great Thurgood Marshall, and it’s safe to say that his reputation for…

  • Op-Ed
    Qualified Immunity Is a Threat to Us All – Let’s End It
    April 11, 2023 6:05 pm | By 109376

    Qualified Immunity Is a Threat to Us All – Let’s End It

    If you’ve followed any of the recent cases of police brutality and misconduct, or any of the thousands of cases over the last five decades, you’ve probably heard the term “qualified immunity.” And you might have wondered what it means.…

  • Op-Ed
    Authoritarians Want to Write Their Own Rules. We Can’t Let Them. 
    April 6, 2023 12:13 pm | By 52560

    Authoritarians Want to Write Their Own Rules. We Can’t Let Them. 

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire So here we go again. Once more, the country is in the grip of a Donald Trump drama, when there are so many other important issues we need to address. As the…

  • Op-Ed
    Conservative Groups Don’t Speak for All Moms  
    March 23, 2023 1:14 pm | By 52560

    Conservative Groups Don’t Speak for All Moms  

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about moms and honoring motherhood. I’ve written before about how my mom instilled values in me, including respect for everyone’s rights…

  • Op-Ed
    Why we must combat Florida’s war on education
    March 22, 2023 2:01 pm | By 52560

    Why we must combat Florida’s war on education

    By Sen. Shevrin Jones and Svante Myrick This piece was originally posted in the Your Turn section of the Tallahassee Democrat. As revelations pile up about the botched rollout of the AP African American Studies course, there’s plenty of blame…

  • Op-Ed
    What They Call “Wokeness” We Call Respect
    March 21, 2023 2:01 pm | By 52560

    What They Call “Wokeness” We Call Respect

    Ah wokeness, the latest outrage from the Far Right. Joining the ranks of “political correctness,” wokeness has become the go-to hot-button buzzword the Far Right throws around whenever something ruffles its feathers. I won’t get into the long, confusing, and…

  • Op-Ed
    How the Far Right Has Coopted Women’s Issues
    March 17, 2023 2:03 pm | By 52560

    How the Far Right Has Coopted Women’s Issues

    March is Women’s History Month, and, unfortunately, it’s not free of assaults on women’s liberties. The Far Right is going after women every way it can, and it’s justifying all the attacks with specious claims about protecting women from imaginary…

  • Op-Ed
    Threats to Marriage Rights Are Threats to All Rights
    March 17, 2023 11:38 am | By 52560

    Threats to Marriage Rights Are Threats to All Rights

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire.  If you’ve been watching what’s going on in state legislatures lately, you know that red-state lawmakers are all-in on attacking three things: abortion, voting rights and LGBTQ rights. And in Tennessee, a real…

  • Op-Ed
    Don’t Let the Far Right Martha Mitchell You
    March 8, 2023 1:22 pm | By 52560

    Don’t Let the Far Right Martha Mitchell You

    Recently, I caught the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary “The Martha Mitchell Effect.” If you’re not familiar, it’s a compelling look at a woman named Martha Mitchell, how she fits into the Watergate scandal, and how she was abused and ignored when…

  • Op-Ed
    Then and Now, Young People are Leading the Fight to Vote 
    March 7, 2023 4:15 pm | By 52560

    Then and Now, Young People are Leading the Fight to Vote 

    Today marks the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday when 600 brave people stood up to oppression and were met with brutal violence at the hands of police. The event led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,…

  • Op-Ed
    State Takeover Schemes Threaten Public Safety
    March 2, 2023 12:20 pm | By 52560

    State Takeover Schemes Threaten Public Safety

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Blue cities in red states, beware: conservatives in state government may be coming for your police department.   It’s happening in Jackson, Mississippi, where state officials have a plan to stand up a new…

  • Op-Ed
    Black History Isn’t “Controversial,” It’s Real Life
    February 23, 2023 10:52 am | By 52560

    Black History Isn’t “Controversial,” It’s Real Life

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is the undeniable history of this country, its people, actions, triumphs, and atrocities. Yet, Black history is deemed “controversial” by people like Governor Ron DeSantis, institutions like the College Board that…

  • Op-Ed
    Florida Is Just the Latest Battlefield in Right’s War on Education
    February 16, 2023 10:40 am | By 52560

    Florida Is Just the Latest Battlefield in Right’s War on Education

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It’s been a few weeks since a mess started boiling over in Florida with the rollout of the new AP African American Studies course, and no one involved is looking good: not the…

  • Op-Ed
    What I Wish We Heard in Biden’s State of the Union
    February 9, 2023 6:19 pm | By 52560

    What I Wish We Heard in Biden’s State of the Union

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Reviews are rolling in for President Biden’s latest State of the Union address, with many of them focusing on a highlight of the evening: the moment the President got Republicans to cheer for…

  • Op-Ed
    I Know There’s a Solution to Police Reform Because I’ve Seen It
    February 7, 2023 11:40 am | By 52560

    I Know There’s a Solution to Police Reform Because I’ve Seen It

    In the wake of the tragic death of Tyre Nichols, yet another young Black man killed by police, I feel frustrated over the conversations happening around public safety reform. On one side, some progressives advocate for a complete abolition of…

  • Op-Ed
    Yes, Voting Does Work
    February 2, 2023 12:18 pm | By 52560

    Yes, Voting Does Work

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. As I’m writing this, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols has just been laid to rest. The pain and heartbreak we feel over the needless killing of this beloved and loving young man, son and father…

  • Op-Ed
    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms
    January 27, 2023 5:25 pm | By 52560

    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Over the past few years, we’ve all become painfully aware of the Far Right’s attacks on trans people, often centered around the right to use the restroom. So-called “bathroom bills” have popped up…