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The car as a symbol of freedom? Not if you’re Black.

When it comes to Black drivers and traffic stops, anti-Blackness is embedded in official practices authorized by the Supreme Court and embraced by law enforcement policies.
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All we can do for George Floyd now is wait and worry

If the jury wants to strike a blow for justice, the prosecution handed them a hammer.
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Howard University’s removal of classics is a spiritual catastrophe

One of America's greatest Black universities is diminishing the light and wisdom that inspired Frederick Douglass, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless other freedom fighters.
  • Oct 28

Biden wasn’t really ready ‘on Day 1.’ His stumble on refugee numbers shows why.

At 78, Biden has spent as much time close to power as anyone in Washington, but he has no meaningful prior experience as a chief executive.

Republicans are posturing without a purpose

On infrastructure, does the GOP want to strike a pose or build things?

Being Black in America is exhausting

No matter our gender, age or socioeconomic status, we live our lives under siege.

Will abuse charges at a boarding school finally push Missouri to regulate faith-based institutions?

Struggling children and their parents need high-quality options.

Biden should remember that he once called court-packing a ‘bonehead idea’

It is a boneheaded idea that would destroy trust in our system.

Why I’m not watching the Derek Chauvin trial

I know we'll have another one.
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A new, racialized assault on abortion rights is headed to the Supreme Court

A ruling on an Ohio law that bans abortions performed because the fetus has Down syndrome could end up at the Supreme Court — and jeopardize abortion rights with a cynical invocation of race and eugenics.
  • 1 day ago

Extending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause for a week was a deadly mistake

The FDA and the CDC should end the pause, keep sharing information and let patients decide.
  • 2 days ago

Chicago police ‘reform’ failed Adam Toledo. New thinking is essential.

Local communities know how to keep themselves safer, they just need the resources.
  • 2 days ago

Get police out of the business of traffic stops

Reduce police violence by creating separate agencies to conduct traffic enforcement — with unarmed officers.
  • 3 days ago

When we put barbed-wire fences around our places of democracy, we surrender

A courtroom contained within a fortress is not a fitting forum for a fair trial.
  • 3 days ago
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Will Biden muster the courage of his convictions on refugee policy?

The White House backtracks after abandoning a promise.

These people did not have to die

Another mass shooting, this time in Indianapolis. If America confronted the epidemic of gun violence with resolve and common sense, lives could — and would — be saved.

Kill encryption, or let the terrorists win? That’s a false choice.

A new revelation about a standoff between Apple and the FBI is a reminder of a third way.

China’s crackdown in Hong Kong has reached a new level of viciousness

The originators of one of the world’s most civilized pro-democracy movements will now be tarred as convicted criminals.
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Area Latinos are suffering more from the coronavirus and getting fewer vaccines

We must work harder to protect the communities of color that are bearing the pandemic’s brunt and are significantly overrepresented in the essential workforce.
  • 4 days ago

Celebrating emancipation as we fight for representation

On April 16, we will celebrate the day in 1862 when 3,100 enslaved people in D.C. were freed and we will also stand up to demand equal representation.
  • 4 days ago

Virginia Democrats are suffering from inertia

Virginians are looking forward to a post-coronavirus world where they can get back to work, school and life. The ones looking back are Democratic grandees.

Congress must fix a fatal flaw in the D.C. statehood bill

If the bill passed, the Supreme Court could reject it for admitting D.C. under a constitution that failed the requirements of the guarantee clause.
  • 6 days ago
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