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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Latin America Shows Progressive Trend

By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

A new wind is blowing in Latin America. While the Republicans scored major victories in the U.S. midterm elections last week, our neighbors to the south have been moving in a different direction.
Last month, left-wing candidates won presidential elections in Bolivia and Brazil. And in Uruguay, the Broad Front is likely to win the presidency for the third consecutive time in the runoff election there at the end of this month.

Democratic Beatdown Not a GOP Mandate

by Clarence Lusane

Don’t jump to conclusions: The sweeping Republican victory on Election Day does not mean the voters have embraced the Republican Party’s ideas, let alone the tea party agenda. 
In the main, the election reflected the success of the pervasive anti-Obama drumbeat, the low motivation among many to support a lot of Democratic candidates who tacked to the right, and the ever-growing influx of money in the political system. It did not represent the triumph of any grand or new ideas from Republican leaders.

Midterm Election Shows Need for a Progressive Agenda

by Ed Morales

In the aftermath of one of the worst midterm election defeats in memory, Democrats need to regain their standing by fulfilling President Obama’s original vision and reasserting a progressive agenda.
The election, which saw the Republican Party sweep the Senate, as well as gaining more than a dozen seats in the House, was widely seen as a repudiation of Obama’s presidency.

Latino Voter Turnout Key to Future of Democracy

by Paul Ortiz

The mainstream media is missing the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming local, state and national elections.
Many columnists have claimed that there are too few of these votes to matter in the 2014 races. In a typical example, a CBS special report on the elections argues that Latinos don’t yet possess enough voting strength to make much of a difference on Election Day.
Given the virtual dead heat of many of 2014’s most crucial political contests, the Latino vote could be more decisive than the pundits think.

Ferguson Shooting Part of Broader Problem

By Starita Smith

With Ferguson, Mo., still convulsing over Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer, the shocking truth is that such shootings of young black men are too commonplace.
A report published by ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization, says that young black men are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than young white men.