Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Politic365 Special Report When we think of legislation that can have a devastating impact on the quality of life in the Black community, we usually think of bills authorizing racial profiling, imposing draconian sentencing guidelines, or underfunding Black schools. But...
By Paul Shepard I've got some friends with some very shady pasts, and I bet they might say the same about me. Maybe it was some of the clowning we did in our more youthful days that helped bring us together. But...

Behind the Global Rail

Unfortunately, this points to a severe lack of creative thinking on the part of legislators on all levels. Talking about high speed rail strikes the “green economy” chord with its euphoric promise of new jobs, a cleaner environment and cost-efficient transportation systems, but it takes money to go to market, as the saying goes.
The announcement of Elena Kagan could not really be called a surprise, since the White House went out of its way to all but announce her as their pick over the last week. The Obama Administration dropped hints by...
By Jeff Mays It could have been a case of curiosity, or it could have been an effort to dig up dirt. Either way, nine people are facing up to a year in jail after being indicted on Wednesday on federal...
Governor Paterson is at it again. While trying to get the New York state legislature to pass a budget over 40 days pass the required deadline, he pushed through a stop-gap appropriations plan that calls for furloughs on over...
By Paul Shepard There was a time when Osage Avenue was far more than a street in West Philadelphia. It represented a glaring example of how a group of radicals, an incompetent police force and a lack of communication between the two could...
The "House Economic Recovery Working Group," an ad hoc group led by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R - Va.) recently launched the 'YouCut' Project designed to engage citizens on suggested government spending cuts. Information about the project found on...
By Allison Bland Speaking at the graduation exercises of Hampton University over the weekend, President Obama delivered an important message about the role of technology in our lives. He cautioned the soon to be grads: “With iPods and iPads and...
Multiple reports are noting the reverse of "white flight" -- that is, the fleeing of younger, educated whites back into the cities from the suburbs. That leaves more minorities, impoverished and immigrants residing in the outskirts of the country's largest...