Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Defender News Network

Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation’s federal sentencing laws. […read more]

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Beto Rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park, Austin (Photo: crockodile/Wikimedia Commons)
Houston Forward Times

The BETO Effect

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Every single Democratic winner who picked up a new seat in Texas, especially one that has been under Republican-control prior to the 2018 midterm elections, should personally pick up the phone and say “Thank You” to Rep. Beto O’Rourke for creating a “blue wave” that has given them the opportunity to serve and make a difference for their respective constituents and the community at large. […read more]

No Picture
Op-Ed

Republicans and the New ‘White Flight’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Now that the GOP-manufactured economic crisis is over (for the several months, anyway), one might say the lesson for the Republican Party is best expressed by that old warning: Be careful what you wish for. Driven by its reactionary Read More