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Ocasio-Cortez Under Fire -- Because She's Right

The big guns are out for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the charismatic first term legislator from New York.

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Gov. Northam Would Be Wise to Step Down

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has admitted that he blackened his face as part of a Michael Jackson costume for a dance party. He also initially admitted that he was one of the participants in a racist photo -- of one person dressed in full Klan regalia and another in blackface --that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page.

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Trump's Flailing Indicates a Man In Serious Trouble

Since the striking victories of Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018, President Trump has been flailing more and more wildly.

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Is Trump Racist? Record Speaks Very Loudly

When new U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked on "60 Minutes" whether she thinks President Trump is a racist, she responded with the candor that makes her a compelling force in Washington: "Yeah, yeah, no question."

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Prince of Peace Summons the Better Angels of Our Nature

On Tuesday, hundreds of millions celebrated Christmas across the country and around the world. For many, the holiday is a joyous time: Families gather, music in the air, lights drape trees and lampposts; presents are exchanged; blessings are shared.

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Trump Doesn't Want Immigration Solution; He Needs Issue to Divide Us

"Yes, if we don't get what we want, one way or the other ... I will shut down the government," said President Trump to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, referring to his demand for $5 billion to build his border wall.

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White Churches Have Moral Responsibility to Stand Up

In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by white slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va.

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We Must Hold Officials Responsible for Black Man's Death

This week I attended the funeral service for a 21-year-old young man, Emantic eE.J.i Bradford Jr.

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Hope Must Drive Turnout in Mississippi Race

Now Mississippi must decide - between the future or the past, between coming together or dividing even more. The special election for the U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday is reportedly a very close race. Much will depend on who turns out to vote.

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Obama vs. Trump: A Story of Decline and Hope for Renewal

Donald Trump began his presidency with an inaugural address that denounced the "carnage" that had preceded him. He vowed to Make America Great Again, and set about systematically trying to deep-six virtually everything that his predecessor Barack Obama had accomplished.

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