Opinion / Columnist


Voters of color must flex political muscle

Fortunately there are two competent candidates for mayor. Black voters have to begin to think strategically. It would be disastrous with the Trump attitudes so influencing public policy to have a powerless black and Latino electorate. Those not registered to ...

The brutal reality: Kap is still unemployed!

Kap made his point. He paid the price for it, and in the process stirred a president, a league and a nation to react. However, a reaction is one thing, getting the point of Kap’s protest is another. Whether the ...

An efficient government is essential

Former President Ronald Reagan endeared himself to conservatives with his belittling assessment of the role of government. He once stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’” After ...

Killer cop trials are America’s big charades

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the never-ending revolving door of cops charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment or any other of the array of charges brought against cops who wantonly kill and walk free.

Lessons to learn from Sanders’ voters helping to elect Trump

Three recent reputable post presidential election surveys tell a horrible reality. That is that Bernie Sanders’ backers helped elect Trump. According to the surveys, from 6 to 12 percent of Bernie Sanders’ voters voted for Trump. This made the difference ...

Trump notwithstanding, how we took Lee down

We took Lee down, and Trump notwithstanding, it can and should be done in every nook and cranny of the nation where Lee and the other Confederates adorn public places. Their presence is a daily reminder that treason, secession and ...

You can thank Trump for the white nationalist rampage

It was hilarious and telling to see No. 45 Trump tweet that he condemns “all that hate stands for” following the racially-fomented violence by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job in the NFL

The NFL power brokers have the supreme dominance to enforce their take it or leave it imperium on the players, fans and politicians. And that’s exactly why Colin Kaepernic doesn’t have an NFL job.

Trump’s ‘massive’ middle-class tax cut is pure bunkum

The billions doled out in corporate welfare annually dwarf the amount the federal government distributes to the states for welfare, food stamps, child nutrition initiatives and other support programs for the poor and needy. However, these are the ones that ...

Obamacare & McCain’s health battle

Senator John McCain’s battle with cancer is the best argument against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

School vouchers still don’t work, despite what Trump and DeVos think

This would put taxpayers on the hook for bankrolling private schools, with vouchers as the ticket to entry. This is the ultimate example of proclaiming that education is for sale — with the seller being the White House.

More than one nightmare in NYPD slaying

The slaying of veteran NYPD officer and mother of three Miosotis Familia is a nightmare for reasons that go beyond her hideous and heart-breaking murder.

Trump’s ugly mid-year report on civil rights

Trump’s ugly mid-year record on civil rights tells exactly what the horrific outcome could be. It won’t get any prettier.

Campbell: Mentoring key to student success

Research has shown that without proper support structures in school, students are less likely to graduate and continue their education.

Why do we get so worked up over the n word?

TV host Bill Maher intemperately uses the N word. Then a pack of black celebrities and academics feverishly debate the propriety of it. And then everyone within and without earshot is off to the races endlessly chattering about it. I’ve ...