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Immigration, Slave Patrols, and Voting Rights

Well, Joe Biden did the unthinkable. With the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—and with the determined support of his Senate allies—President Joe Biden passed the most progressive piece of legislation that we have seen in the United States since the 1960s. The whole thing was completely wrong for our time. Democrats are supposed to compromise and do whatever it takes to pass “bipartisan” legislation. And Joe Biden did call in the Republican leadership. But after determining that they weren’t serious about negotiation or compromise, President Biden cut them loose. He passed a $1.9 trillion bill which helps the average American

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Missile Strike Against Syria

Last night President Trump ordered a missile strike against limited targets within Syria. The strikes were carried out by United States, United Kingdom and France. I have several questions? Just a couple of days ago the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress that he “believes” that there was a chemical attack in Syria. What is changed? What changed his belief to something that is more concrete? Does this strike really change anything? Did we really stop Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons against its own people? More from NYT: The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on

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What is a Progressive?

I wrote this article for the Urban News back in December. In November 2016, it is time for us to reassess who we are. What do we believe in? Since Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss earlier this month, I have heard a lot of … well, crazy talk. “Let us move to Canada.” “Let us impeach the president elect.” “Let us move to California and secede from the union.” And there have been hundreds of others. Does this sound very similar to the garbage that conservatives were spewing when Barack Obama won in 2008? We laughed at that rhetoric then and we

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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