Are White Voters Smarter Than African-American Voters? by Stacy Swimp

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled to restore a Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting. Two of the Justices dissented, concluding that state officials should be permitted to enforce the ban in the November 2016 election. Straight-ticket voting is a ...
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A Woman on the $20 Bill? Make Her an Entrepreneur, by David W. Almasi

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There's a campaign underway to remove President Andrew Jackson's face from the $20 bill and replace it with a woman as a way of "promoting gender equality." The group Women on 20s wants Jackson's portrait removed in time for the ...
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Audit the Fed, but Be Careful Who Gets That Power, by Hughey Newsome

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading 30 other senators in legislation to "audit the Fed." The Federal Reserve, America's central bank, sets monetary policy and oversees financial institutions. Senator Paul's bill would make the institution more transparent by allowing an ...
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Uber Fights Cab Discrimination, by Gianno Caldwell

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There was a time when actor Danny Glover made national news because, as a black man, he said he couldn't get a cab to stop for him. That was before the Uber ridesharing service that is now challenging the cab ...
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Hands Off: Don’t Raid Your Retirement Accounts! by Fred Banyon

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After the Great Recession of 2008, an unpleasant phenomena resurfaced. Because of financial distress from the recession, a large number of Americans began tapping into their secured retirement savings. African-Americans and Hispanics were the groups that dipped into these sacred ...
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Obama Immigration Policy Questions His Commitment to Making Black Lives Matter, by Ted Hayes

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In a nation of immigrants, do black lives matter? Apparently not, because black lives are effectively being ethno-racially cleansed from American society by an illegal alien invasion and a growing occupation of our neighborhoods. How? Black America is being challenged ...
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Obama’s Economy Is Only Successful If Success Is Redefined, by Derryck Green

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When it comes to the American economy, there is little success to celebrate unless success is defined downward. Under President Obama, the economic success that's being celebrated essentially papers over the pain of millions of struggling Americans. Obama devoted a ...
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Fiscal Literacy Needed to Avoid Poverty Traps, by Fred Banyon

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In Arizona, the governor recently signed legislation requiring that high school students pass a civics exam before they graduate. It's the same test the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives to prospective citizens. As one state senator explained, "a minimal ...
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Obama Should Work with the New Congress to Reinstate the Clinton-GOP Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, by Gianno Caldwell

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After 50 years of America's "War on Poverty" yielding little progress at much expense, how can we more effectively provide opportunity for our least fortunate brothers and sisters? In 1996, with a divided government similar to what we have now, ...
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Low Gas Prices Could Ultimately Hurt U.S. Economy, by Fred Banyon

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Although the prices at the pump are nice these days, the cost of oil should probably be a little bit higher. Sorry. There's celebration because the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently reached a new high of over 18,000, but some ...
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