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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Encouraging signs for American Muslims

by Moustafa Bayoumi

Times are tough for American Muslims, but there are also plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
First, the bad news. Organized bigotry against Muslims continues to thrive.
In Arizona, about 250 protesters recently assembled in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix for a rally designed to intimidate Muslims. Many of the demonstrators came bearing arms.

States humiliate poor with crackdown

By David A. Love

Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services.
Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin has introduced a bill to prevent food stamp recipients from buying “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak.”

How things have remarkably changed between U.S. and Cuba

by Louis A. Perez Jr.

U.S. and Cuban diplomats are meeting this week to re-establish diplomatic relations, and Presidents Obama and Raul Castro chatted amiably in Panama last month. It’s a remarkable turn of events given the two countries’ history.

Do black presidents matter?

by Clarence Lusane

How did it happen that the most significant black protest movement in decades, #blacklivesmatter, erupted during the tenure of the first black president?
Civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin famously argued that, following the major victories of the 1960s, African-Americans needed to move from “protest to politics.” After the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, black politics shifted dramatically to a focus on voting and electoral engagement. After President Obama’s two electoral triumphs, the trend is reversing, from politics to protest.

People are tired of empty promises on immigration

by Angie Trudell Vasquez

During election campaigns, politicians toss around empty promises about immigration reform like candy.
President Obama garnered support for his reformist approach on immigration and then deported more people than any other president before him. Now, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are attempting to court the Latino vote, which is crucial for winning the 2016 election.