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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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DANIELS: The Jim Crow Impulse

Arizona's Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after nearly a week of reading the political tea leaves, vetoed a bill Feb. 27 from her state's GOP-controlled legislature that its advocates stated had the innocuous purpose of shoring up protections for the "free exercise of religion."

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DANIELS: Betrayed By the Criminal Injustice System

It all seems so familiar, doesn't it? A Black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a White person — and America's criminal justice system compounds the tragedy.

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DANIELS: Arnold Pinkney a 'Tailor' of Democracy

Arnold Pinkney's business acumen and civic activism validated to an extraordinary degree the Civil Rights Movement's promise of what destroying the barriers to Black Americans' full participation in American society could produce.

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DANIELS: The GOP's Curse of the 'Golden Boys'

Isn’t it time to think of the Republican Party’s quest for the presidency as haunted? That'd be a good question to put to Chris Christie, the latest GOP “golden boy” trying to get his feet out of the political clay.

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DANIELS: MLK — Militant of the 21st Century

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hasn't been this alive since 1968.

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DANIELS: Conservatives Embrace Selective Stupidity

A virus has been sweeping through the ranks of the conservative movement in recent years — and it seems to be getting worse with each passing week.



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