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The Debate Over Interest Rate Hikes

by WS Editors | Mar 16, 2022 | Opinion

The unfolding war on the Russian border. Lingering Covid disruptions. Runaway inflation. The news service Axios reports that when U.S. corporate leaders look ahead at 2022, they see minefields everywhere. “Uncertainty, which CEOs dread, abounds. Supply-chain snarls, labor shortages, inflation, rising pay and soaring demands for new benefits and work flexibility are driving up costs and […]

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Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin

By Preserving Bob Dole’s Bipartisan Voting Rights Legacy, Manchin and Sinema Can Help Save Democracy

by David F. Durenberger and Ralph G. Neas | Jan 3, 2022 | Opinion, Politics

One month ago, we lost a giant of American democracy, Bob Dole. A national hero and statesman who was seriously and permanently injured on a battlefield in Italy while protecting his country from foreign threats, Dole epitomized what it meant to be a public servant. To honor his life, we should learn from his legacy. […]

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None Dare Call It “Fascism.” Why Not?

by Mark Green | Sep 3, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

While Republicans routinely call Democrats “Marxists,” it’s been taboo for Democrats and the American mainstream media to brand Trump and his followers “fascists.” Why is that? The F-word is widely considered over-the-top name-calling, too redolent of Hitler, and risks triggering white-right Twitter trolls or even vigilantism . . . as Democrats instead usually confine their critique of the right […]

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Making Nuclear Weapons Obsolete

by Robert Rudney | Jul 7, 2021 | National Security, Opinion, Politics

It’s high time to declare nuclear weapons obsolete. The U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—entering into force January 22, 2021—underscores the most perilous environmental threat to humankind, a threat that cannot be ignored by the Biden administration. Eighty-six nations, not including the United States and other nuclear weapons states, have signed the treaty […]

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The Dalton School

Beyond Being “Black at Dalton”

by Zuri Washington | Jul 5, 2021 | Opinion, Race

“I got that ni–er c–nt suspended.” That’s just one example of what being Black at the Dalton School was like for me—and I had a generally positive experience there—amazing, in fact.   No one went through Dalton at the time without knowing of the Washington clan. I had deep ties in the arts, especially in the […]

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