Her historic 1972 presidential bid—the first for an African-American woman from a major party—all at once presented Shirley Chisholm, a congresswoman from Brooklyn, with a multitude of challenges, both within the Democratic Party and outside it.
Barely a month in office, President Trump has marked both his territory and his quarry, and, even in the face of widespread opposition, is making headway with his “vision” for America. Like it or not, the Trump train is on track and chugging along.
We conclude yesterday’s discussion about the social, political, economic and psychological toll of white supremacy as experienced by the program’s host in her native Trinidad and then as an immigrant in the United States.
The flawed thread permanently woven into the fabric of American life—white supremacy—is examined from the point of view of its hidden social, political, economic and even psychological costs via our guest, self-described “antiracist” essayist and activist, Tim
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The crushing Republican sweep of last year’s elections was no fluke or luck of the draw. It was political carnage. Democrats were looking to gain five seats to take back control of the U.S. Senate; they got just two. They won only six House seats; Republicans have a 241-194 majority. Democrats needed 30 seats to retake control of the House; …
Vice President Mike Pence yesterday cast a history-making, tie-breaking vote that confirmed as secretary of education Betsy DeVos, one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial Cabinet nominees. Pence’s vote came after two Republican senators—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—joined a unanimous Democratic vote against DeVos, a prominent philanthropist who twice served as chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
Freedom. It’s a mighty powerful word. But what is it—or, more precisely, what do we understand it to be?
All throughout his presidential campaign, a self-fixated Donald Trump touted his exceptionalism every chance he got. It helped him win the big prize. Finally, his supporters thought, we’ve got a guy in the White House who’s not run-of-the-mill; he’s different.
Official word is, things are moving along just fine, thank you, and President Trump is very pleased with his “yuuuge” progress thus far. Really?
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