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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

25 years after Tiananmen, Democracy Movement Hard to Find

By Winifred C. Chin

On this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the remnants of the pro-democracy movement in China are hard to find.

What began as a peaceful demonstration at Tiananmen Square in Beijing ended in a bloody massacre of students and civilians as army tanks rolled down the Avenue of Eternal Peace to suppress the voices of democracy on June 4, 1989. Among those who lost their lives were high school and university students, teachers and professors, office workers, retirees and people from all walks of life.

Native Americans Still Struggle 90 Years After Citizenship

By Mark Anthony Rolo

Ninety years ago, the U.S. Congress granted American Indians the ironic right to become citizens of their own land.

On June 2, 1924, Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act, in part to recognize the Native Americans who had fought in World War I. It took a few decades more before every state obeyed this law.

But the Indian Citizenship Act was designed not so much to grant equal rights to Native Americans as it was to further assimilate the Indian into American society.

Five Years After Dr. Tiller's Murder, Need to Lessen Rhetoric

by Angie Trudell Vasquez

It’s been five years since Dr. George Tiller was gunned down by an anti-abortion fanatic, and if it taught us anything, it taught us that we need reasonable dialogue on the subject of abortion.

We don’t need gunshots, firebombs, threats or continued bullying of doctors and their female patients who are seeking services guaranteed to them under the law.

On Sunday, May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder shot Tiller through the eye while the doctor was serving as an usher at his church in Wichita, Kan. Roeder was convicted of murder, and is now serving a life sentence.

Maya Angelou Spoke for Everyone

by Brian Gilmore

Maya Angelou represented the quintessential African-American voice in American art, though she spoke for all: women, men, children, the world.

The writer, poet, dancer, songwriter, performer and ambassador of goodwill, who died on May 28, was an artistic giant. She rose out of adversity.

A Wise Choice to Head Up the HUD

by Jose Miguel Leyva

President Obama has made a wise choice by reportedly tapping Julian Castro to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As the mayor of San Antonio, Castro runs one of the largest cities in the nation and is intimately familiar with urban issues.

Plus, one of his closest friends is Henry Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio who went on to head up HUD under President Clinton. Cisneros will be able to help Castro navigate the bureaucracy.