Politics

Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

Republicans dominate national, state, local midterm elections

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The recent Nov. 4 election could be called historic, not because of any landmark, unexpected events but because history held true. Every two-term U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower has finished the last two years of his second term having his party lose control of Congress during the mid-term election of his own last term […]

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Watching the elections from abroad

Watching the elections from abroad

| November 12, 2014

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist JERUSALEM—On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in […]

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With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

With brooms, spatulas, ‘President for Life’ removed

| November 11, 2014

(GIN)–In a burst of pent-up anger, a youth-led movement overpowered the unpopular regime of Blaise Compaore of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, dashing hopes by the “President for Life” to extend his 27-year rule by another term and forcing his resignation. Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many from Le Balai Citoyen (the Citizen’s […]

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Judge Stanley A. Levine—practice of law should serve the community

Judge Stanley A. Levine—practice of law should serve the community

| November 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Spend five minutes with Judge Stanley A. Levine and you’ll learn a lot about the man. For one, it immediately becomes apparent that he loves the law in every aspect—its history, its meaning, its importance to society and its implementation. Spend a little more time with him and you’ll realize that love of law […]

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In land of diamonds, Botswana’s ruling party’s sparkle dims

In land of diamonds, Botswana’s ruling party’s sparkle dims

| October 31, 2014

(GIN)–The ruling Botswana Democratic Party won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections this past week, ensuring a second five year term for President Ian Khama whose party has ruled Botswana since independence from Britain 48 years ago. But, the victory was hard-won. The recently-united opposition coalition has eaten away at the number of seats […]

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)—North African Tunisians whose rebellion sparked the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, turned out in force to elect a secular party—Nidaa Tounes—over the incumbent Islamist Ennahda party in preliminary results released on Sunday. It was the country’s first election since the “Dignity Revolution” and was marked with a strong turnout of more than 60 percent. […]

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Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

| October 29, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Nov. 4 election is only a moment away.  Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A  did not know that there is to be an election on Nov. 4, 2014.  As far as some segments of our society […]

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Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

| October 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal […]

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