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DOJ Ends Political Targeting of Conservative, Religious Groups

By Printus LeBlanc For eight years the Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama was weaponized. Religious liberty and free speech were constantly under assault. Spiritual institutions were forced to violate their religious beliefs. Citizen organizations were targeted because they had a different interpretation of the Constitution than President Obama. Attorneys General Holder and Lynch laun ...

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Senators, Challenge the President At Your Peril

By ALlan Smithee Another one bites the dust. Another incumbent Republican has decided to move toward retirement rather than run for reelection. With Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s announcement against reelection, he sends a strong message to the other Republicans in the field who have refused to back the Trump agenda — they are unwanted in Washington. Flake’s announcement comes just weeks after another Republ ...

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Don’t Turn the Omnibus Into An Amnesty Bill

By Printus LeBlanc Republican leadership can’t help but be its own worst enemy. The Republican Party has everything going its way. The coup attempt by the Democrats has been exposed as a fraud. The economy is improving in leaps and bounds, and the GOP is looking to pick up several Senate seats in the midterm elections. Enter “leadership.” When the House passed the omnibus bill on September 14, it addressed ...

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Who polices the police?

By Printus LeBlanc The FBI has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Half the country is upset at the handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation and the announced outcome on July 5, 2016. The other half of the nation believes the Comey cost Clinton the election by declaring the FBI was reopening the investigation following the discovery of more emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer. And n ...

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Out of the shadows: Overt racism still flourishes in the American south

By Stacy M. Brown Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they personally worry a “great deal” about race relations in the United States, up seven percentage points ...

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The Voter Fraud Commission wants your data—but experts say they can’t keep it safe

Newly revealed records show sloppy practices that could put millions of people’s information at risk. By Jessica Huseman and Derek Willis The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety of millions of peoples’ records, according to experts. Indivisible Chicago, a progressive a ...

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Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem protests

WASHINGTON—Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboy players who don't stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish football players or coaches for their protests after taking government money into the private business of professional football. The NFL is a private business—and the First Amendment only protects Americans from free spee ...

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A bright light of Black press goes out: Bernal Smith dies at 45

By Stacy M. Brown Bernal E. Smith II, the president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender and a well-known civic leader in Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday. Smith was 45. The Tri-State Defender, among the longest running African-American newspapers in the country and a member publication of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, noted on its website that Smith was with his family when he was found Sund ...

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Ask Alma: Taking care of my elderly parents is taking a toll

By Alma Gill Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage fell apart, and Mom was diagnosed with dementia, I moved back home to help my dad with her. I was also working part-time, so I couldn't afford my own apartment. Two years ago, Dad and I could no longer care for Mom at home, so we put her in a care facility, and I retired. During this time, I ...

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Kamala Harris at black church: US isn’t as split as it seems

By BILL BARROW Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination that flout the nation's core values. But the rising Democratic Party star added that Americans aren't as split as ``forces of hate and division'' s ...

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