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Police end NAACP sit-in against nominee for attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  The national president of the NAACP and five others were arrested after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, the civil rights group said. The organization held the demonstration to protest Sessions’ nomination by President-elect Donald Trump, criticizing Sessions’ record and

Recommendations for Trump to guide him along a far different path on Law and Order

Ron Hosko, America has endured nearly eight years of bitterly divisive politics and policies regarding law enforcement. President Obama’s contentious actions and rhetoric only served to drive a wedge between three quarter million law officers and the communities they serve. It hasn’t been impossible to see instances where a police officer acted in a manner

Advancing justice in 2017 and beyond

Ron Hosko, America has endured nearly eight years of bitterly divisive politics and policies regarding law enforcement. President Obama’s contentious actions and rhetoric only served to drive a wedge between three quarter million law officers and the communities they serve. It hasn’t been impossible to see instances where a police officer acted in a manner

Hillary Re-Emerges Looking Like Death Warmed Up

Paul Joseph Watson, Clinton resembled an extra from Dawn of the Dead. Hillary Clinton re-emerged publicly for the first time since her concession speech looking like death warmed up, hardly a rebuke to the “conspiracy theorists” who questioned her health throughout the election cycle. Hillary gave a speech at a gala for the Children’s Defense

Hillary’s Latest Speech: Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, ever give up

Is Hillary Promoting Further Violence? Listen and Read Between the Lines! Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for a renewed fight for a more-inclusive United States despite disappointment over an election loss that laid bare national divisions. In her first public remarks since conceding to Republican Donald Trump last week, Clinton said

Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda

Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away. Legal challenges involving immigration, climate change, cost-free contraceptive care and transgender rights all could be affected, without any help from Congress. The cases turn on Obama administration policies that rely on the

Our men and women in blue now stand in a deadly political hailstorm

Ron Hosko,  If you want to see the face of violence, rage, and hopelessness in America today, take a good look inside our failing inner cities and the desperate people who are struggling to survive. Start with Chicago.  Sixty-five people were shot in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend, thirteen of those shootings ended with fatalities including a

Twenty-one states file suit against Obama to stop another end run around Congress

Ken Blackwell, President Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly.  On the contrary he’s doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states, imposing yet another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well.  Twenty-one states have filed

ICYMI: Clinton’s Dishonest Acceptance Speech #CrookedHillary

Thursday night Clinton gave a truth-challenged acceptance speech, today the fact-checkers had poked holes in some of Clinton’s more outrageous claims. Please read the following excerpts from “Clinton’s DNC Address: Fact Or Fiction?” by Timothy Noah, Jennifer Haberkorn, Ben White and Doug Palmer, Politico, 7/29/16 and “AP FACT CHECK: Misfires In Hillary Clinton’s Speech” by Christoper

Trump tells it like it is because he’s beholden to no one #OnlyTrump

The success of Donald Trump stems from one major factor: the perception that he tells it like it is because he’s beholden to no one. Whether Trump actually does tell the truth is a different question—one more often answered in the negative—but Wednesday, he did something rare for a Republican politician: he told the truth,