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The Last Word

Crash deservedly won the Academy Award for best picture because it forced Blacks — as well as Whites — to honestly confront their stereotypes. The film sets the course right from the start when it went squarely toward racial correctness.


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Child Watch

People often ask me where the next generation of leaders will come from. I tell them I know they will be young men and women like Westenley Alcenat.


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Voice of Reason

I lured my sons into the garage recently to help me look for some long-lost document with the…


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The Last Word

At a recent raucous meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Marc Klugman, head of Correctional Services for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, said "Everything that's going on in our streets is coming into our jails."


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Rainbow/ PUSH

Americans have every good reason to be aroused by the deal to hand over management of 21 U.S. ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates. But don't get trapped in the hot, xenophobic anti-Arab rhetoric of politicians scrambling for cover. This isn't about hating Arabs. This is about the disgraceful failure to secure our ports and our borders.


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Freedom Rider

"I would like to believe he [Cheney] is sick rather than just mean and evil." —…


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The Pastor's Point

The title of Michael Lerner's latest book, The Left Hand of God, could mislead one into thinking that Lerner is merely attempting to make the case for the political left to co-opt God in order to successfully carry out its political agenda.
But as the old adage goes, one should not judge a book by its cover.


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Bridging the Gap

If you really want to know what scares America, don't fool yourself into thinking it's…


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We applaud the recent Portland City Council decision to impose regulations and fees upon the 69 payday lending stores within the city limits. There's a reason that the Bible forbids usury and a reason that laws are in place to protect consumers from predatory lenders — the combination of desperate borrowers and exorbitant interest rates benefits only one side of the equation: the lender.


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Rainbow/ PUSH

"Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." This aphorism wasn't the…


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