Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, says, "Our No. 1 goal must be to communicate the stakes of this Supreme Court fight to the American people." He continued, "nothing is off the table."
Nothing? Not even violence?
After the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, members of the Trump administration were being ...Read more
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed in a column he wrote in 1996 that "no two countries that both have a McDonald's have ever fought a war against each other."
Some have looked into how ironclad this rule is. But, in general, the point is pretty powerful.
The assumption is that countries that have American fast food franchises ...Read more
As Washington has been frozen in debate about whether to pass massive new economic stimulus legislation, something interesting has happened in the real world.
In the real world, Americans sent a message to politicians saying they can take of themselves just fine, thank you.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report for the month of August just ...Read more
I have returned with some regularity over the years to compare what is going on in our country today to what was going on in the 1850s, the years preceding the Civil War.
America has always been about freedom of expression. And that freedom has often led to protests and tension. Generally, we've gotten through these tough and challenging times ...Read more
As so much despair has gripped our nation during this difficult time, I decided to go into our nation's most distressed communities with a message of hope and truth.
I have been working on policy issues dealing with race and poverty through my organization, UrbanCURE, for 25 years.
We purchased billboard space in hard-hit cities across the ...Read more
The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.
The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.
However, like so much of the distortions that ...Read more
By the time you read this, Joe Biden may have already announced selection of his vice presidential running mate.
From everything we read, it is certain that it will be a woman, and a good chance that woman will be black.
But why, when so much of what dominates our national discussion today is the alleged importance of elimination of racism and...Read more
The Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress has just produced an important new study titled "The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home."
The report exhaustively presents data showing the shocking collapse of marriage and traditional family in America and then explores possible explanations for why it has happened.
In 1962, 71% of women ...Read more
Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn't be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed.
On the one hand, in the name of health and safety, we are being asked by government to compromise personal freedoms that we have always taken for granted: going to work, going to church, sending our children off to school, ...Read more
President Donald Trump announced at the White House his unequivocal commitment to getting America's schools back open.
"So what we want to do is we want to get our schools open," he said. "We want to get them open quickly, beautifully, in the fall."
When the COVID-19 crisis was just beginning to grip the nation in March, parents were already ...Read more
The debate now surrounding the Emancipation Monument that stands in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C., is a critical discussion in which I believe all Americans of goodwill and those who want racial harmony should engage.
The memorial shows a standing President Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand and Archer Alexander, ...Read more
Among the Nobel Prizes awarded each year is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
It was first awarded in 1901, and through 2019, 219 have received the award.
Of the 219 recipients, 100 have been American, according to Statista.
This one piece of information leads me to conclude there is a high likelihood it will be an American who ...Read more
With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers.
But, unfortunately, light and understanding are not what drives Democrats.
And thanks to Democrats, we won't see any federal legislation this year dealing ...Read more