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CURRY: The Politics of Federal Judges

When someone tells you that the political affiliation of the president appointing judges doesn't matter or when a president claims to be appointing judges who interpret the law and not legislate from the bench, don't believe them.

MALVEAUX: The High Cost of Injustice

How much would we save if legally mandated minimum sentences were modified and nonviolent drug offenses were more reasonably imposed?

MUHAMMAD: Islamic 'Sun' Rising in the West — Among Us a 'Son' is Risen

The sun rising in the West is not an astronomical phenomenon, but rather a spiritual one. I believe it means that the life-giving, spiritual Light of Islam, like the life-giving light of the physical sun, will rise in the Western ...

ALFORD: Africa's Rich Agricultural Assets

Land, especially arable land, is a source of potential wealth. For some reason our African nations don't seem to understand this.

SPRIGGS: We Need to Fight for Equality

This is a long struggle, and it is marked with the blood and sacrifice of many.

CURRY: A Victory for Affirmative Action

Amidst the tragic news of last week, there was a bit of good news between the warring Republicans and President Obama: A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas' modest ...

MUHAMMAD: Thinking 'Black' Necessary but not Sufficient

it was and is important for Black people in America and all over the planet to "think Black" — but that's not enough.

FLETCHER: U.S. Foreign Policy Led to Border Crisis

The immigration from Mexico and Central America cannot be understood outside of understanding U.S. foreign policy and, specifically, the relationship of the U.S. towards Mexico and Central America.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Surviving Newtown

As neighbors, members of civic organizations, sororities and fraternities, and faith communities, create connections for children, youth, and families in your communities who may be suffering silently with no support from family or friends.

CURRY: Republicans' Selective Memory on Executive Orders

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives.

MUHAMMAD: Why I'm Boycotting White House Ramadan Dinner

I cannot stomach the idea of attending the White House Islamic event to watch the duplicitous and hypocritical pronouncements of even-handedness toward the Muslim world while the White House gives Israel the green light to brutally trample Muslim rights and ...

MUHAMMAD: You Break it, You Own it, America

America's friends all seem to be afraid to fight for their own countries.

SPRIGGS: Missing the Point

Currently, the debate on American colleges and universities is dominated by the cost of tuition. This debate misses the point.

CURRY: Democrats 'Ain't Loyal'

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from the popular Chris Brown song, "Hoes Ain't Loyal." Bryant could have avoided controversy — and been on point — if he had instead said, "Democrats ain’t ...

DANIELS: The Supreme Court's 'Religious Freedom' Scam

Last week, the Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court's conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about "religious freedom."

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