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Sessions Stands for Outmoded, Unjust Law-and-Order Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets it wrong. On core issue after core issue -- civil rights, voting rights, women's rights, police reform and particularly mass incarceration -- he is a destructive force.

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Let Us Remember, and Rekindle the Spirit of, the Emancipation Proclamation

One hundred forty-five years ago on January 1, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, helping to transform this country from a union of states into a nation, from a country stained by slavery into one moving at great cost closer to "liberty and justice for all."

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Race, the South and American Politics

Liberating the South is the key to liberating the nation. The key to liberating the South is the black vote. Recent black turnout in elections in Virginia and Alabama demonstrate this point.

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Today Alabama Chooses Between Its Past and Its Future

"The state of Alabama deserves better," said Richard Shelby, the senior U.S. senator from Alabama, in explaining why he chose not to vote for Roy Moore, his party's nominee in Alabama's special election for the Senate today.

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The American Plutocracy Gets Its Immoral Tax Bill

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever."

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A New Alabama Is Emerging, And Doug Jones May Ride It to Victory

Can Doug Jones, a Democrat, win a Senate seat in Alabama when voters go to the polls in a special election on December 12?

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Donald Trump's Assault On Barack Obama's Legacy Will Fail

Donald Trump defines his administration as against all things Obama. Beneath the current president's insults and outrages, his lies and antics is a remarkably consistent attempt to undo his predecessor's entire legacy.

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To Choose Not to Vote Is to Surrender Self-determination

Today is an election day in many parts of America. There are key gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. A single special election in a suburban Seattle district could win Democrats control of the Washington Senate and thus control of the entire state government. Charlotte, N.C., could elect the first black female mayor ever. A record 43 women are vying for seats in the Virginia House of Delegates. Voters in Maine will decide whether to extend Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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True Scandal In Puerto Rican Recovery Effort Is Trump's Dereliction

The scandals around in Puerto Rico's agonies are far greater than the bizarre contract to pay Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown, $300 million to restore electric lines.

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John McCain, Patriot

Sen. John McCain is a patriot. Now, as he battles against a brutal affliction, he has earned recognition as a man of honor. He has served his country, often at great sacrifice. And even now, he is using his stature to warn this country against a wayward course.

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