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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Congressional Black Caucus Should Back U.S.-Iran Deal

by Clarence Lusane

The Congressional Black Caucus should enthusiastically back the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement.
There’s been lots of excitement about the deal — a global effort that has involved not just the United States and Iran, but also the European Union and the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. Yet, while Iranians are dancing in the streets and people around the world are cautiously hopeful, Republicans in Congress are threatening to pass legislation that will kill the accord.

Ted Cruz Has Nothing to Offer the Country

by Jose Miguel Leyva

Imagine a politician so desperate to stay relevant that he runs out and takes the most contrary position possible to any rational argument. We don’t have to imagine, though, since we have Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, now a GOP presidential contender.
Cruz, who asked the American people during his announcement speech to imagine his notion of an ideal future, is in big trouble amid stagnant approval ratings.
A February poll in our state showed that even Texas Republicans are split between him and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for their party’s presidential nomination.

Loretta Lynch Should be Nation's Attorney General

by Brian Gilmore

Loretta Lynch deserves to be confirmed as the nation’s attorney general.
Yet, nearly five months after President Obama nominated her for the position, there hasn’t even been a Senate vote. The craziness of Washington continues to be on display.
Her nomination remains stalled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP-controlled Senate. While the Republicans contend that the delay is because of a need to complete a human trafficking bill first, this has no basis in reality. The nomination and the human trafficking bill are unrelated.

Obamacare's Secret: It's Working

by Orson Aguilar

On its fifth anniversary, the secret of Obamacare is that it’s working.
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, is doing precisely what it was supposed to do: provide health coverage to millions of Americans who didn’t have it and couldn’t afford it.

Racist Fraternity Video Deserves Punishment

By Starita Smith

The official response to the racist fraternity video is commendable.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren took swift action, banning Sigma Alpha Epsilon from his campus and expelling the two students identified in a nine-second clip showing young people chanting gleefully and drunkenly about lynching.