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Time for a politician, or two, on the court

Every now and then, it’s really important to look around corners and analyze things from a different angle. In an opinion piece I wrote the other day praising Ketanji Brown Jackson, I did what …

Off Omaha Beach, the silence speaks volumes

If you have ever been there, you never really go away. There is no way to leave it behind. The signs ask for silence at this place marked on the map as Colleville-sur-Mer. It’s on a cliff a …

Jackson is supremely qualified

President Biden made history last week when he nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Should the Senate confirm Judge Jackson, the …

Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme-Court Choice

In the 200-plus years of U.S. history, there have been 115 Supreme Court Justices appointed to the Court. Of the 115, in a nation that is more than half female, there have been a grand total of 5 …

New Districts Reek Of The Same Old Politics

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.  And you’ve got to admire them. Not one of them is saying it was the progressive thing to do. Or that impartial non-partisan measures were …

Arbery's Killers Won't Be Doing Easy Time

At first blush, the plea seemed so reasonable. The men convicted in Georgia state court of killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life imprisonment (two of them to life without parole and one of …

Why Labor Peace Law Became Necessary

COVID-19 has taught us many things over the past two years. For some, it pulled back the curtain to reveal who our essential workers are. We've known all along. Many of them work for nonprofits in …

Value Independent Media Focusing on Workers

 When I learned of The Chief’s plans to expand from being a regional paper to one providing workers a national voice, I was glad. Our country has lost most of its independent media, and this …

The Post v. Bragg: Legit Criticism or a Hit Job?

It was all but impossible last week to miss the unrelenting attacks by the New York Post on brand-new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The assault was ostensibly because Bragg was in the …

Being Resolute About Resolutions for 2022

As the New Year approaches, we look to a fresh start and a new beginning. It's a tradition held by many to spend some time reviewing the last year and making a resolution or a wish for the New Year. …

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