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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

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Why Merrick Garland Must Prosecute Donald Trump for Insurrectionist Plot

Treason? A professor notes that the framers of the Constitution had "a very specific image in mind—men gathering with guns, forming an army, and marching on the seat of government."

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Trump Isn't on Trial—All of Us Are

It is our democracy—not just the former president—that is in the dock. Will it be defended or deformed? Will it end strengthened or undermined?

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Jan. 6 Hearings: Is It Too Late to Save Our Democracy?

Defending democracy should be as popular as apple pie—but it won't be. The committee will face a right-wing media complex that will no doubt ignore its evidence and savage its conclusions.

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Vote Gun Safety This November

Congressional Republicans are about power, not being moral or rational. They have to be taken on and taken out politically.

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Buffalo Shows We Must Confront the Right's Racist Propaganda

The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won't consider themselves responsible.

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Right-Wing Court's Attack on Abortion Rights Is Call for Mass Revolt

The justices making up the majority are clearly partisans representing a zealous minority. The people must respond with mass action, litigation, legislation, and voter registration.

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Macron's Win Is the First Step, Now the Real Work Begins

The French, like Americans, have rallied to a centrist candidate to reject the politics of hate and division. But that center will only succeed if fundamental reforms are passed to give working people hope.

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For War Crimes There Must Be Accountability

The higher the price the Russian military pays in Ukraine, the less likely Putin will be emboldened to repeat his aggression.

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