Op-Ed

A New Breed of Bigoted Politicians

By Oscar H. Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist   Among the many windswept cliffs that stand guard on the shores of the island of Okinawa, one is known for its particularly gruesome history. “Suicide Cliff” is located on the southern portion of Okinawa. It is so Read More

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Politics

National Poll Shows No Clear GOP Frontrunner

  (Politico) – The Republican field for 2016 is growing increasingly top-heavy, with no clear front-runner emerging in the latest nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Grabbing 10 percent apiece among Republican voters are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Read More

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The Biggest Pinocchios of 2014

Glenn Kessler, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—It’s time for our annual round-up of the biggest Pinocchios of the year. The midterm elections, of course, dominated our coverage of false claims, as an avalanche of negative ads tumbled across televisions screens. Some of those Read More

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Kentucky Black Leaders v. Rand Paul

  (Politico) – Over the past year-and-a-half, Sen. Rand Paul has spoken at historically black colleges, gathered with African American leaders in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of Michael Brown, and criticized a justice system he says unfairly targets minorities. His message is unmistakable: I’m Read More

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President Obama’s Surprising Jobs Record

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Although unemployment rates are unacceptably high, especially for African Americans, President Obama has done a better job improving the jobless rate than most critics are willing to concede. That becomes abundantly clear when reading FactCheck.org’s dismantling of Senator Read More

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Op-Ed

Rand Paul’s Neo-Confederate Staffer

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist No wonder Kentucky’s Republican Senator Rand Paul couldn’t get his American and African-American history right when he spoke to students at historically-Black Howard University in April. He’s been tutored by both his father, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, and Read More

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Our Era of Political Extremism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Last year, James Porter, the recently-elected president of the National Rifle Association, declared that President Obama was a “fake president …[whose] entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” Earlier this month, Adam Kokesh, a failed Republican candidate for Read More

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Rand Paul Relies on the Past in Hopes of Winning Black Votes in the Future

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rand Paul, the conservative Republican senator from Kentucky, tried last week to pave the way for Blacks to vote for Republicans in the future by extolling the GOP’s accomplishments of the past. Speaking at Howard University, Read More