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MUHAMMAD: Lies, or a Fair Warning on Capitol Hill?

Would a foreign sovereign, invited to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, openly lie to the World's Most Deliberative Body? If the head of state is Israel's prime minister, it appears the answer is yes.

MALVEAUX: Let Members of Congress Live Like Other People

All too often, good legislation is supported only when someone with a personal agenda is able to add an amendment to further that agenda.

DANIELS: Black Americans' Threat from Whites Wearing Badges

Is Raymond Wilford, a 26-year-old black Seattle resident, not dead or seriously injured only because the white mall security officer who maced and then arrested him didn't have a gun?

CURRY: LBJ Defenders Cheapen His Legacy

Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African-Americans and poor people than any modern president. But his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments.

MUHAMMAD: Are Republicans Incapable of Governing America?

Has the Republican Party rendered itself incapable of governing the United States of America? It certainly appears to have done so.

DANIELS: The GOP's Acting-the-Fool Dynamic

Among the formal definitions for "acting the fool" are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today's Republican Party.

MALVEAUX: Democrats Still Searching for Winning Formula

Voters are tired of income inequality being acknowledged with nothing being done about it.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Make Me a Woman

One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: "If women want any ...

CURRY: Shelby County-to-D.C. March Needed

In view of politically motivated efforts to suppress the black vote in particular, I am hereby proposing a Shelby County, Alabama-to-Washington, D.C. march with the goal of getting Congress to protect the integrity of voting in the U.S.

CLINGMAN: Black Dollars Matter

I often wonder what the folks who wear the T-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the slogans they spout. More importantly, I wonder who makes the shirts and who sells them.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: No ESEA Bill Is Better Than a Bad One

It is morally indefensible and extraordinarily expensive that we have 14.7 million poor children in our country — 6.5 million of them living at less than half the poverty level.

CURRY: DuBois and Trotter, My Civil Rights Heroes

As much as I admire William Edward Burghardt DuBois, in temperament, I am probably more like William Monroe Trotter.

CHAVIS: The Twin Evils of Terrorism and Racism

There are two related violent phenomena that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism.

MUHAMMAD: Putting Rudy Giuliani in His Place

While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the ...

CHAVOUS: D.C. Underfunds Its Most At-Risk Students

For too long, D.C. public charter schools have not received adequate nor equitable funding as required by law.