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DANIELS: The Waco Biker Riot and the Lexicon of Racism

America's present-day "racial divide," has never been more strikingly displayed than in the refusal of much of the mainstream and conservative media to describe the May 17 biker riot in Waco, Texas, as a riot.

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DANIELS: Facing 'Officer Friendly' While Black

Without the video, North Charleston, South Carolina, police Officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder.

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DANIELS: Religious Freedom Scams

Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots.

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DANIELS: Free Speech Hypocrisy

This winter the media's been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults.

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DANIELS: When the GOP Had Integrity

One of the many questions provoked by the “open letter” 47 Republican senators published last week to try to wreck the multinational effort led by the Obama administration to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons is this: Do they understand their obligation to the rule of law?

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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?

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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.

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DANIELS: 'The Detroit Walker,' A Study in Resilience

For most of the last decade, James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroiter, walked to work every day. Of course, anyone who's not been on planet Saturn this month knows that simple sentence is a gross understatement.

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DANIELS: The Content of Steve Scalise's Character

Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official's actions and words remind us — just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for.

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DANIELS: The White Majority's Racial World of Fantasy

Now, in the season that's supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the white majority's unwillingness to consider black Americans as their counterparts across the color line plays in maintaining the racial divide.

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