Tag: lee daniels

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

Read More

The GOP: Chaos is their goal

The GOP: Chaos is their goal

| August 7, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for the Congress’ fully deserving its “do-nothing” label. First, early in the week, all but seven Republicans in the GOP—controlled House of Representatives voted to give […]

Read More

GOP’s impeachment gambit

GOP’s impeachment gambit

| July 24, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]

Read More

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

Read More

The Central Park Jogger case settlement

The Central Park Jogger case settlement

| June 30, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist How much is a person’s innocence worth? That’s the most fundamental question framing the news that, after years of bitter dispute, a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit stemming from the notorious Central Park Jogger case that a quarter-century ago inflamed racial tensions in New York City and […]

Read More

Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

| June 25, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the Obama administration: fomenting frenzy as a political tactic. The former’s painting the federal government as lawless and tyrannical—which has reached a frenzy since […]

Read More

Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

| June 10, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence of the 1770-1780 decades, would have […]

Read More