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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

We don't need armed students on campus

By Starita Smith

A new Texas law allowing college students to carry concealed guns is part of a dangerous national trend.
Texas has just joined Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin on the list of states authorizing concealed handguns for students over the age of 21. Twenty-three other states give their universities the leeway to decide whether to allow guns.

Encouraging signs for American Muslims

by Moustafa Bayoumi

Times are tough for American Muslims, but there are also plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
First, the bad news. Organized bigotry against Muslims continues to thrive.
In Arizona, about 250 protesters recently assembled in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix for a rally designed to intimidate Muslims. Many of the demonstrators came bearing arms.

States humiliate poor with crackdown

By David A. Love

Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services.
Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin has introduced a bill to prevent food stamp recipients from buying “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak.”

How things have remarkably changed between U.S. and Cuba

by Louis A. Perez Jr.

U.S. and Cuban diplomats are meeting this week to re-establish diplomatic relations, and Presidents Obama and Raul Castro chatted amiably in Panama last month. It’s a remarkable turn of events given the two countries’ history.

Do black presidents matter?

by Clarence Lusane

How did it happen that the most significant black protest movement in decades, #blacklivesmatter, erupted during the tenure of the first black president?
Civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin famously argued that, following the major victories of the 1960s, African-Americans needed to move from “protest to politics.” After the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, black politics shifted dramatically to a focus on voting and electoral engagement. After President Obama’s two electoral triumphs, the trend is reversing, from politics to protest.