President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, ‘Make America Great Again’, has been a wildly powerful rallying cry for his largely blue collar, rust-belt base. For them, it stands for secure borders, unfettered enterprise and fair trade.
Armstrong Williams

COMMENTARY: The Green New Deal — The Left’s Attempt to Co-Opt Trump’s Labor Populism

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The Dems plan is what it has always been – the Robin Hood strategy. That is, they want to steal from the rich and give to the poor. That’s why the Green New Deal is based almost entirely on cost-shifting, taxation and wealth redistribution rather than job creation and sound industrial policy. […read more]

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Don’t Wait for Obama to Fight

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist Alright team, here we are again approaching the midterm elections.  Having won both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, we have to notice that Obama, who is an excellent campaigner, simply does not seem to know how to fight Read More

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Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Because government Read More

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Obama’s War Stance Exposes Liberal Hypocrisy

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week, Americans commemorated the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9/11/2001. During this crisis, Americans become one and put aside their differences for a season. As I reflected on that occasion, I also thought about Read More

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Is the Recovery Stumbling or Soaring?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Although the overall unemployment rate still exceeds 7 percent, and the official Black unemployment rate is greater than 13 percent, there are some who insist that there is a robust economic recovery in progress.  Indeed, we were declared “post Read More

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A Closer Reading of Obama’s Terrorism Speech

By Bill Fletcher,  Jr. NNPA Columnist   I read the speech.  I read it carefully.  Again, an excellent speech; as a result, you have to read it closely to see what it is actually saying and what it is not saying. The Obama administration is Read More

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Putting the IRS ‘Scandal’ into Perspective

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Like too many events since the beginning of the Obama presidency, various attacks on the administration by the Republicans end up being about less than what they at first seemed, though the hoopla that accompanies the initial charges Read More

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Obama’s Troubles Aren’t Comparable to ‘Watergate’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   The Obama administration deserves to be richly criticized for surreptitiously obtaining the telephone records of reporters for the Associated Press, especially for bypassing court proceedings that would have allowed executives of the news organizations an opportunity to at Read More

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Mel Watt is Ideal Choice to Lead FHFA

By  Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the Read More

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Military Expansion in Mali and Syria?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear:  Syria and Mali.  The news reports are unsettling even as there are attempts by the administration Read More

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The Economy’s Invisible People

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Suppose one of the key committees in Congress scheduled a hearing on one of the country’s most debilitating economic problems – the long-term unemployment that’s ensnared millions – and none of the committee members showed up? That’s almost Read More

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To Be Equal: We Ache for Boston – and All Communities

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist   “No more hurting people. Peace.” – Eight-year-old Martin Richard, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing   Acts of terror like the ones committed in Boston are reprehensible and without moral or logical explanation. They rock us to our core. Read More

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Obama is Hostile Toward Venezuela

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   When President Obama was first elected, in 2008, much of the world waited to see what sort of changes he would introduce in the relationship of the U.S. towards the rest of the planet. In fact, he was prematurely Read More

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Black Leaders Have Sold Out

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Once again the Black community has been shown how irrelevant they have become in the U.S.  Most of the blame can be laid at the feet of the media appointed Black leadership for selling out their people. And we’ve Read More

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Political Maneuvering over the Budget

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   There has been much discussion about the big picture items in President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2014. If the devil is in the details, as politicians like to say, some parts of Obama’s budget will mean hell Read More

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“Obama” as a Prefix

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The right wing seems determined to associate President Obama with any government program that helps people on the bottom. Thus, the term Obamacare was used to attack the health care program that President Obama fashioned and worked with Congress to Read More

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Can We All Just Get Along?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   I never considered the late Rodney King anything of a philosopher, but as one observes Washington shenanigans, especially around fiscal matters, it seems that Brother King had a point.  Can we all just, maybe, get along? In the wee Read More

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Ending Violence Against Women

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) is that too many of us think that those are Read More

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Holding President Obama Accountable

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Four years ago, President Obama made history by becoming the first Black president in the history of the U.S.  I would like to think that even those who did not support his candidacy were proud of what the American Read More

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Word and Number Games Played in Fiscal Showdown

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   It should be embarrassing enough that President Obama and House Republicans postponed making tough fiscal decisions by kicking the can down the road to New Year’s Day – when certain automatic budget cuts will go into effect unless Read More

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Now, the Real Work Begins

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The 2012 Democratic National Convention was an exuberant celebration of President Obama, his accomplishments, and the many ways his presidency has made us better off than we were four years ago. Between a stirring and incandescent speech by First Lady Read More