The Skanner Newspaper - Commentary http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:46:02 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Will Larger CBC Translate into Greater Clout? http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22161-will-larger-cbc-translate-into-greater-clout http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22161-will-larger-cbc-translate-into-greater-clout  After the mid-term elections, will the Congressional Black Caucus have a bigger role in setting policy  

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Commentary Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:52:21 -0800
Recycling Failed Education Policies http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22162-recycling-failed-education-policies http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22162-recycling-failed-education-policies  Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Education Committee where he would change educational services   

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Commentary Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:22:43 -0800
Democrats Did Not Invest Wisely in Black Candidates http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22132-democrats-did-not-invest-wisely-in-black-candidates http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22132-democrats-did-not-invest-wisely-in-black-candidates Lauren Victoria Burke shows where the money should have been spent in the midterm election   

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Commentary Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:54:34 -0800
Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22103-contras-and-drugs-three-decades-later http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22103-contras-and-drugs-three-decades-later Major media outlets failed to follow up on Gary Webb's story because of CIA pressure   

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Commentary Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:53:26 -0800
Time for Black Democrats to Switch http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22098-time-for-black-democrats-to-switch http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22098-time-for-black-democrats-to-switch No, not switch parties. That would be foolish. It's time to switch our focus to economics    

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Commentary Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:53:26 -0800
Our Veterans: Not Just One Day, but a Lasting Commitment http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22094-our-veterans-not-just-one-day-but-a-lasting-commitment http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22094-our-veterans-not-just-one-day-but-a-lasting-commitment Returning veterans need a financial commitment of support from all of us

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Commentary Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:07:21 -0800
Letter: List of Law Enforcement Deadly Force Incidents in Oregon 2010-July 2014 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22087-list-of-law-enforcement-deadly-force-incidents-in-oregon-2010-july-2014 http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22087-list-of-law-enforcement-deadly-force-incidents-in-oregon-2010-july-2014 This letter to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum by Portland Copwatch includes statistics that many people thought the Oregon Department of Justice was compiling – but they are not

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) Commentary Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:43:39 -0800
Ebola Tracks Outbreak of HIV/AIDS Pandemic http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22079-ebola-tracks-outbreak-of-hiv-aids-pandemic http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22079-ebola-tracks-outbreak-of-hiv-aids-pandemic Much as HIV/AIDS became another reason to dehumanize gays, Ebola has become yet another reason to condemn the African World

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Commentary Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:44:37 -0800
Charles Barkley: How we Dishonor Black Success http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22078-charles-barkley-how-we-dishonor-black-success http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22078-charles-barkley-how-we-dishonor-black-success We all face challenges, so let's not shoot each other down  

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Commentary Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:35:38 -0800
Beware of For-Profit Colleges: Their Track Record is Poor http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22066-beware-of-for-profit-colleges-their-track-record-is-poor http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22066-beware-of-for-profit-colleges-their-track-record-is-poor Community colleges and public universities often offer similar or better courses at a lower cost to students      

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Commentary Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:24:34 -0800
Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Takes Texas Back to Jim Crow http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22047-supreme-court-decision-on-voting-rights-takes-texas-back-to-jim-crow http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22047-supreme-court-decision-on-voting-rights-takes-texas-back-to-jim-crow The three women on the Supreme court wrote a scathing rebuttal that should be required reading 

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Commentary Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:42:07 -0700
Diversifying the Public Art Collection http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22039-diversifying-the-public-art-collection http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/22039-diversifying-the-public-art-collection More than a quarter of the new public art murals in town have been pained by artists from communities of color, but there’s room for much more!

 

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Commentary Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:35:27 -0700
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