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Colin Powell: A man of integrity wrongly used by George W. Bush

WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, died at 84 of COVID-19 complications, after serving with great honor in a variety of public capacities. To his regret and that of his countrymen, he likely will be remembered as the man who made the case for the invasion of ...

No statue for Lee but keep Thomas Jefferson’s

In New York City, a statue of Thomas Jefferson has graced the City Council chamber for 100 years. This week, the Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove it. “Jefferson embodies some of the most shameful parts of our country’s history,” explained Adrienne Adams, a councilwoman ...

Harris violated Hatch Act: will she be held accountable?

Vice President Kamala Harris, who appears to be in the witness protection program when it comes to her assigned role of restoring our southern border, has re-surfaced in a video she sent to 300 Black churches in Virginia. In it, she calls on congregants to vote for Democratic candidate for ...

No reason to continue travel ban with Canada

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our border with Canada has remained closed to non-essential travelers. The Biden administration has kept delaying the opening, and now says it will be in early November. If there's a good reason not to do it now, we’d like to hear it. The administration ...

Make ARP spending thoughtful, transparent

An open cookie jar is a tempting thing. And nearly every local government official in Michigan is situated face-to-face with just such a perceived bounty. Thanks to a gush of federal cash from a number of past and upcoming stimulus bills, tens of millions in aid payments are destined for ...

They’re just not making many Republicans like Powell anymore

Confession: I used to be a Republican. I briefly became one years ago while living amongst the ultrawoke on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Their authoritarian diktats drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor — with the middle class almost ...