The Skanner Newspaper - Commentary http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:52:43 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) U.S. Trails More than 100 Countries in Voter Turnout http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22009-u-s-trails-more-than-100-countries-in-voter-turnout http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22009-u-s-trails-more-than-100-countries-in-voter-turnout Today’s efforts to suppress the Black vote mirrors similar actions in the 1800s

 

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Commentary Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:43:20 -0700
Simple Tools to Track Your Spending That Make Budgeting Easier http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21964-simple-tools-to-track-your-spending-that-make-budgeting-easier http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21964-simple-tools-to-track-your-spending-that-make-budgeting-easier When you keep track of how you spend your money you will find it easier to make good budget choices    

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Commentary Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:20:11 -0700
Voting Restrictions Will Benefit Republicans and Hurt President Obama http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21943-voting-restrictions-will-benefit-republicans-and-hurt-president-obama http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21943-voting-restrictions-will-benefit-republicans-and-hurt-president-obama Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights made “map of shame” showing states that are suppressing voting     

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Commentary Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:24:43 -0700
The Ebola Case in Dallas http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21937-the-ebola-case-in-dallas http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21937-the-ebola-case-in-dallas Federal officials say that while they’ve investigated more than 100 suspected Ebola cases in recent weeks, Thomas Eric Duncan's remains the only confirmed case

 

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Commentary Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:57:11 -0700
NCAA's Anti-Celebration Rule is Unfair and Should be Dropped http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21933-ncaa-s-anti-celebration-rule-is-unfair-and-should-be-dropped http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21933-ncaa-s-anti-celebration-rule-is-unfair-and-should-be-dropped Let the kids show a little joy; that's not taunting    

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Commentary Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:44:52 -0700
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tackles "Predatory" Colleges http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21912-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-tackles-predatory-colleges http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21912-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-tackles-predatory-colleges Lawsuit seeks millions in loan forgiveness for students at Heald, Everest and Wyotech colleges    

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Commentary Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:25 -0700
The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley: Two Faces of Racism http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21909-the-new-york-times-alessandra-stanley-two-faces-of-racism http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21909-the-new-york-times-alessandra-stanley-two-faces-of-racism 'Why is it that so many of those who would tell us the meaning of Negro life never bother to learn how varied it really is?'

 

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Commentary Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:53:58 -0700
More Blacks Headed to Congress http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21908-more-blacks-headed-to-congress http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21908-more-blacks-headed-to-congress The biggest issue that can block Black power is that all but three Black members are likely to serve in the minority in the U.S. House from 2015 and 2016

 

 

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Commentary Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:41:42 -0700
Eric Holder’s Legacy: No Coward on Race http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21907-eric-holder-s-legacy-no-coward-on-race http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21907-eric-holder-s-legacy-no-coward-on-race Holder’s deeds, not his words, are what made him such an exceptional attorney general

 

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Commentary Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:29:28 -0700
Jineea Butler Tells us Her Dream for HipHop http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21867-jineea-butler-tells-us-her-dream-for-hiphop http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21867-jineea-butler-tells-us-her-dream-for-hiphop Hip Hop has been a way out for young Black and Brown folks for more than four decades   

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Commentary Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:32:19 -0700
NFL Can't Seem to stop Fumbling on Domestic Violence http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21866-nfl-can-t-seem-to-stop-fumbling-on-domestic-violence http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21866-nfl-can-t-seem-to-stop-fumbling-on-domestic-violence  Compared to all adult men, an NFL player is 11 percent less like to get a DUI, 23 percent less like to get an assault charge, and 59 percent less likely to get a drug charge    

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Commentary Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:22:01 -0700
Protest Not Talk is What Makes Change Happen http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21864-protest-not-talk-is-what-makes-change-happen http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21864-protest-not-talk-is-what-makes-change-happen No panel discussion will end income inequality or put a student through college    

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Commentary Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:58:32 -0700
Where's Peace When the State Executes Innocent Men http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21854-where-s-peace-when-the-state-executes-innocent-men http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21854-where-s-peace-when-the-state-executes-innocent-men Troy Davis was executed three years ago and he is just one of several innocent people killed by our deeply flawed system     

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Commentary Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:41:31 -0700
Why Scotland's Voters are Evenly Split on Independence Referendum http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21843-why-scotland-s-voters-are-evenly-split-on-independence-referendum http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21843-why-scotland-s-voters-are-evenly-split-on-independence-referendum In the last UK election the Conservatives became the largest party in government, but Scotland did not elect a single Conservative  

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis) Commentary Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:49 -0700
Julianne Malveaux Explores a World Beyond Our Own http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21841-julianne-malveaux-explores-a-world-beyond-our-own http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21841-julianne-malveaux-explores-a-world-beyond-our-own We cannot relate to a global village if we don’t travel the globe      

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Commentary Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:24 -0700