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Trump favors constructing police state

Trump favors constructing police state

| August 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state. Of course, Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the GOP presidency-seekers who are following, sheep-like, in his […]

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GOP’s raging intra-party war

GOP’s raging intra-party war

| August 20, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Aug. 6, Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging intra-party war and identity crisis is more serious than […]

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Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

Trump’s trump card: The conservative mob

| August 19, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins—both of them of the GOP’s own creation. One, of course, is Donald Trump, the wealthy demagogue who is leading the crowded GOP primary field precisely because he doesn’t have any “platform” […]

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Candid Camera: The real life version

Candid Camera: The real life version

| August 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The videos are becoming more and more difficult to watch, aren’t they? But it’s not because we’ve become inured to the violence they show. It’s because the more we watch, the more we’re shocked by what we see. We watch Eric Garner, surrounded by people who take no action […]

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Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

| August 2, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be a demagogue in a democracy: It’s the risk of “going too far.” Sometimes that means merely being made to look foolish–as when President Obama early in the 2012 presidential election […]

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Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

Has the ‘lost cause’ finally lost?

| July 9, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Has the pernicious fiction that there was something honorable about the Confederate rebellion–treason in the defense of slavery, as one observer so trenchantly put it recently–finally been irredeemably shredded? History is being made now. Not just “ordinary” history, but momentous history. The kind of history that […]

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Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

Free speech hypocrisy: ‘Treason in the defense of slavery’ and more

| June 27, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   This winter the media’s been ablaze with stories about racist, homophobic and sexist slurs being hurled this way and that by college students and other adults. Revealingly, those that have captured the most attention all involve black Americans as the targets of the racist speech or action: the […]

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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America’s true crime problem

America’s true crime problem

| June 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances. Consider that, and then ponder these words about black Americans […]

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The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage–using guns, knives, clubs and chains in trying to kill each other, and police officers, too, that leaves nine dead, nearly 200 injured and hundreds arrested, is that […]

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