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 Rainbow/PUSH.

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Arrogant Supreme Court Justices Trample the Law in Service of the Rich
We are witnessing an astounding attack on democracy by the five male right-wing majority of the Supreme Court — “black robed rulers,” Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan called them, “overruling citizens’ choices” in a series of 5-4 decisions. These are right-wing lawless judges ignoring the laws and...
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"If instead Trump’s foul politics rouse more opposition than support, the rebuke will attest to what kind of country we are." (Image: urbantimes.co) Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Question in November: ‘What Kind of Country Do We Want to Be?'
For President Trump, the campaign never ends. He is on the stump, in full campaign mode now. He is intent on nationalizing this fall’s congressional elections. As Steve Bannon put it, “Donald Trump will be on every ballot.” The choice will be for Trump or against. Trump is even prepared to scar...
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In this Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) Views
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Trump Tries to Divide Us, But We Are Better Nation Than That
When Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem last year, he acted alone, a silent protest against a society that repeatedly fails to hold police accountable for the killing of unarmed African Americans. Kaepernick was condemned and now essentially has been banned from the NFL,...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Trump’s Minion Prepares to Gut Consumer Watchdog
"Personnel is policy," says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that right, and every working family should shudder that Trump — after railing against the corruptions of Goldman Sachs and other big banks in the...
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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Civil Rights at Risk Under Jeff Sessions
Confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, named by Donald Trump to be attorney general of the United States, will begin on Jan. 10, before Trump is even inaugurated. The rush and insistence on only two days of hearings reflect Republican efforts to cram the nomination through before...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Police Shootings About Class As Well As Race
After three days of peaceful demonstrations marking the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., yet another African-American man was shot by police there. While the facts are still unclear, the tragedy will surely add to the national protests challenging our...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
From War to Peace: Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force in Syria
The President’s remarks reflect the extraordinary events unfolding in the last two days that demonstrate that forceful diplomacy – not military force – should guide international efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Message to NATO: We Need Smarter Kids, Not More Smart Bombs
Chicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, marches, events and counter-summits. Security is already tight near the conference center, and tensions are building.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
In Hard Times, Democracy More Important Than Ever
Is democracy a luxury good in America, discarded when the going gets rough? Apparently Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder thinks so. In Michigan, Detroit and other cities have hit the wall. The Great Recession has devastated city finances. Everyone agrees tough steps are needed.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Electorate Suffers from a PAC Attack
‘Newt Gingrich has more baggage than the airlines.” Romney is akin to “big spending liberals.” Beware of “smooth talking politicians.” In Iowa, after a breather for Christmas, voters are once more being deluged with attack ads 24/7 that go after whoever is leading in the polls.
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