Tag: ronald reagan

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our […]

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Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

| March 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am. The so-called “debates” are downright insulting and embarrassing, especially on the Republican side, reminiscent of a stand-up comedy show, or “throwing shade” as young folks say. Over on […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

| October 2, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal. Bush’s latest failure came last week when […]

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The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

| September 24, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Citizens of America: While you were distracted last week by, among other things, the Republican Party’s marathon, second primary debate, the U.S. military, acting on orders from President Obama, completed its takeover of the American Southwest—suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law, taking residents’ guns, and throwing those who […]

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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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Charity not substitute for justice

Charity not substitute for justice

| June 13, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist In his speech the night before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. repeated the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped the desperate traveler who had been beaten, robbed and left half dead as he journeyed along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. The Good […]

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Fort Wayne native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Fort Wayne native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

| April 15, 2015

By MC1 James Green SAN DIEGO–A 2012 Snyder High School graduate and Ft. Wayne, Indiana native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Seaman Lovely Frantz is a yeoman aboard the San Diego-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational […]

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Contras and drugs, three decades later

Contras and drugs, three decades later

| November 15, 2014

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Special to the NNPA from The Final Call “On Oct. 10, 1998, the New York Times ran a piece attacking Webb’s credibility while acknowledging, as if it were a minor detail, that Contra drug dealing was worse than the newspaper had originally estimated.” In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that […]

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Former Republican on Benghazi hypocricy

Former Republican on Benghazi hypocricy

| May 13, 2014

It has been apparent to many for some time that politics has become a field sport rather than a way to help solve the nation’s problems. The goal now seems to win elections at any cost rather than to move the nation forward. This is one of the more interesting opinion pieces we’ve seen in […]

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