As I See It

As I See It by Cynthia Tucker

August 30, 2014

Voting Still Matters When It Comes to Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change -- a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and correct inequities and injustices. If there is any good news in the... continue

August 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016. She has earned that status through two decades of hard work on the national stage -- as first lady, as a senator from New York, and, especially, as a loyal and energetic secretary of state in... continue

August 16, 2014

Excessive Police Violence Must End

A Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in 1968, awakening now, would see TV news footage that was achingly familiar: An American city under siege as mostly white police officers, firing tear gas, face off against mostly black civilian protestors, some violent but most just angry. The two elections of a black president... continue

August 09, 2014

Growing Income Gap Is Ripping the Social Fabric

Perhaps it's a sign of the times that one man's act of altruism has attracted national attention. Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has given up more than $90,000 of his annual salary in order to boost pay for the lowest-paid workers at the college, some of whom earn as little as the... continue

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