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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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DANIELS: The Central Park Jogger Case Settlement

How much is a person's innocence worth?

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DANIELS: Our Continuing Conversation on Race

The racism and sexism Donald Sterling has so bluntly put on display multiple times now, along with other recent developments, has underscored that these forms of bigotry in America, while less powerful than before, are still widespread and will be for a long time to come.

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DANIELS: New York's Plan for Affordable Housing

Increasingly for many of its residents, New York has become a city full of high anxiety about where they can afford to live.

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DANIELS: Rancher Cliven Bundy and 'The Negro'

Beyond the laughable hypocrisy of Cliven Bundy asserting that "the Negro" is too dependent on government largesse, his words underscore that American conservatism's central motivating force from the long-ago past to the present has always been the oppression of "the Negro."

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DANIELS: Hank Aaron and the Real 'Acting White' Syndrome

Hank Aaron, the major leaguer who 40 years ago broke Babe Ruth's titanic home-run record, recently spoke the truth about the source of some of the opposition to President Obama the politician and the man — and in doing so, illuminated a blazing truth about American society as a whole.

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DANIELS: Equal Pay for Women Helps Us All

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get — or rather, what women who work full-time don't get — because of the pervasive "wage gap" between women and men.

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DANIELS: The GOP's Desperate Double-Down Game

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court added another layer of bricks to the wall conservatives are trying to build to transform the American political system from a "one person, one vote" democracy into one that is ruled — via legislative enactments and judicial decision-making — by the wealthiest individuals and corporate entities.

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DANIELS: Rand Paul Tries to Recast His Racial Views

Question: What do you call someone who believes White shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against Black people? Answer: Rand Paul.

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DANIELS: '12 Years a Slave' and the Tides of History

Now, the world knows something of the story of Solomon Northrup, a "free" Black American from New York who was kidnapped by slave-hunters in the 1840s and for the next 12 years suffered the life of a captive in America's man-made hell of Negro Slavery.



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