When I watched the video of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, being gunned down by two Philadelphia police officers on Monday, I was overcome by sadness and rage. Then a sense of calm certainty overtook those roiling emotions, because I was sure of one thing. This would not have happened if Walter Wallace Jr. were white.…

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This week 13 men were arrested on federal or state charges for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Fortunately for Gov. Whitmer and the rest of us, these guys weren’t necessarily professional in their approach. They got caught because they shared their crazy ideas on social media. Then they started making plans with people…

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Last week ended with the news that President Trump and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. And this week, things got even crazier. We learned that Trump’s oxygen levels dropped more than once. We learned that he was transported to Walter Reed military hospital. We learned that he was being treated with an experimental…

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Philadelphia will decide the presidential election, because whoever wins Philly will probably win Pennsylvania, and whoever wins Pennsylvania will probably win the White House. It’s really that simple, and both parties know it. That’s why when coronavirus made in-person voting dangerous, Democrats pushed to make satellite election offices available in Philadelphia. The offices are possible…

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Hours before a presidential debate that erased the boundaries of decency, I spoke to Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. I asked her about the concerns of Black Philadelphians—a community that could very well decide the election. The need for Black votes makes Harris, a woman of Black and South Asian heritage, more…

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The presidential debate was nothing short of an embarrassment. Because, there is debate, when you’re trying to put up your set of facts against someone else’s, and allowing the fact to carry the day. Then there’s argument, which is about insult and emotion, shouting and demeaning. Last night’s debate was, at many points, an argument.…

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“That makes me smart.” That’s what then-candidate Donald Trump said during a presidential debate in which Hillary Clinton accused him of not paying taxes. Back then it was almost funny. It was Trump being Trump, because nobody, including Trump, believed he would actually win. But now he’s the president, he’s responsible for running the government…

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Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But no one, including Hankison, has been charged with killing her. That is not justice, and in my view, there should be no peace. Hankison faces up to five years on each count…

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