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President Trump’s budget reveals who counts and who does not

While much of the country is focussed on the NCAA men’s basketball "March Madness" tournament, the White House has unleashed a March Massacre, its “skinny budget” plan, for 2018. Budgets often seem impenetrable, packed with a blizzard of numbers too big to comprehend. But budgets are value statements. They tell us what we value and what we discount. President Donald Trump’s budget reveals who counts and who does not.

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As President Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind.

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Electoral College undermines principle of 1 man, 1 vote

America’s election system is a disgrace, as the 2016 presidential election once more demonstrates. This isn’t sour grapes.

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Donald Trump appeal for black votes falls on deaf ears

Donald Trump made a pitch for black votes, in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-white suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African-American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”

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Julian Bond was a leader with strength, character

The news last weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply.

Blacks and Latinos bear the brunt of economic recession

They teach our children, drive our buses, clean our streets and deliver our mail.

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Michael Sam’s announcement puts the NFL to the test

“I’m a football player, and I’m gay.” With those words, Michael Sam, an All-American defensive end from the University of Missouri, demonstrated courage far beyond that demanded on the football field.