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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

LEONARD QUART: Righteous protests begin to have an effect

Still, I felt that in the absence of any semblance of national leadership, there was a need for more than righteous anger from the protestors.

Truth and COVID consequences

When it comes to COVID-19, there is a compelling need to see what might have gone wrong and how we can make the necessary changes in the present and the days to come - learning on the fly, then expeditiously and with expertise, making the most appropriate course corrections.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ — not

In retrospect, humiliating Sessions seems petty compared to reassuring the American public that anyone can get a test whenever they need for a virus that can kill them, when, in fact, they can’t get a test because this very stable genius had already presided over the mass firing of the very people who know most about viruses, and had already cut the budgets of every agency we’d normally rely on to combat the disease.

Warren is most capable presidential candidate

In a letter to the editor, Michael Wise writes: "Warren will not only unify the Democrats, but she will also appeal to independents and good-government traditional Republicans."

Alan Chartock: Bloomberg can beat Trump

Bloomberg has assembled the best of the best to push his candidacy. He will do what he has to in order to win.

Alan Chartock: The Democrats’ conundrum

I like a lot of politicians, but the truth is that I love Deval Patrick.

Smug, mean and contemptuous is no way to go through 2020, friends

How much more convenient than acknowledging that advanced literacy and numeracy is still a shared, public responsibility, the provision of which requires financial sacrifice we’re not willing to make.

Alan Chartock: The ideal Democratic presidential candidate

Unlike Trump, Deval Patrick would appeal to the best in all of us rather than the worst.

Alan Chartock: Letters to the doctor

Biden has not shown the enthusiasm that will be needed to dislodge Trump. Everything I have seen about Mike Bloomberg indicates that he is the man to do just that.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

It seems to me that life should be a bank. People who keep putting good works in the bank over and over again should get something back.

Alan Chartock: Joe Biden should be the Democrats’ choice

This country needs a stable, decent father figure: someone who inspires trust and hope.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Even if he had obstructed something, he would have been well within his rights. Oh, and in the end, it was all Barack Obama’s fault.

REVIEW: ‘The Threat’ offers a nuanced look at the always-complex challenges of trying to enforce law and order

Andrew McCabe has spent his life on the front lines and appreciates the stakes in a way most of us can’t. His passion is matched by his sense of urgency. It says something when some of the toughest folks in the land—FBI officials, former CIA officials—are frightened.

Our real national emergency is in Washington, not at the border

And the rest of us will be thrust into a national emergency of conscience. For we have allowed children to be snatched from the arms of their parents and sent to inadequate holding cells, cages, transported hundreds, even thousands of miles from their loved ones to caretakers in the employ of nonprofits, men and women who don’t know the names of the villages of these children, their aunts and uncles, their neighbors, or what they love to eat for dinner.

The Trump Chronicles: Collusion, No. Conspiracy, Yes.

Let’s start with the fact, and praise be to the Times for finally using the right word, that there are too many people using the wrong word: “collusion.” The president and his odd PR attorney Rudy Giuliani insist there is no proof of capital “C” collusion.

CONNECTIONS: The presidential power grab

It appears that national emergencies were declared in time of war or when the emergency was clear to all, dire, and demanded immediate attention. The power grab was for a specific purpose and time-limited. 
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