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MUHAMMAD: Secret Service Make Keystone Kops Look Professional

Before the recent "security lapses" by the Secret Service devolved into a genuine national security threat to this country, I was trading jokes and quips with the best of them about how utterly laughable their behavior was becoming.

CURRY: The Justice Department after Holder

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn't left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder's mold will succeed him.

DANIELS: The Ebola Case in Dallas

Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican office holders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show ...

MALVEAUX: Countering Voter Suppression Moves

The stakes are high, both now and in 2016.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Don't Mess With CHIP's Success

For 17 years, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been there, giving working families the security of knowing their children had access to quality, appropriate coverage they could afford.

MUHAMMAD: President Obama's Coffee Cup Salute

With all the legitimate reasons for complaining about President Barack Obama's performance in office, the nation's conservative nits outdid themselves recently, complaining about what was dubbed "the latte salute."

DANIELS: Two Faces of Racism

What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her, in that now-infamous article, to mislabel Shonda Rhimes, the TV hit maker, the paragon of the "Angry Black Woman" and traffic in the ...

CURRY: Eric Holder's Legacy — No Coward on Race

After being confirmed as the nation's first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Decriminalizing School Discipline

The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems.

CURRY: NFL Still Dropping the Ball

Now that Roger Goodell has come out of hiding, it is not clear that the NFL is any closer to getting it right, as he keeps putting it, than it was when it dropped the ball in handling Ray Rice’s ...

MUHAMMAD: The ISIS 'Threat' Stamped 'Made in USA'

If he had only slapped a few of those Wall Street bankers around when he first came into office, President Barack Obama would be feared by some people, and he wouldn't have all the major problems he's facing now. Too ...

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

In a nation where more than 16 million children — more than one in five — are poor, the plain truth is that child poverty is pervasive and affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban and rural ...

DANIELS: America's Criminal Justice Problem

Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic residents of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable — for not “loitering,” or not riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or not ...

JACKSON: NFL Threw Ray Rice Under the Bus

By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.

DANIELS: Rescued from America's Gulag Archipelago

We ought to regard the nation's criminal justice system as a distant cousin of the former Soviet Union's infamous gulag archipelago.