Solomon Jones interviews U.S. Senator Cory Booker about the Syria missile strike, the Gorsuch fight in the Senate, the death of the filibuster, and Booker’s bill to ban the box on the federal level. Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of Solomonjones.com and morning host…

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The presidential election is over. Now the real work begins. After a hate-filled presidential campaign ripped the scab from the wound of American bigotry, we stand as an injured nation. The losers of this election will spend the next few months pouring salt into that already infected sore. Then they will spend years pretending not…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday November 3 1. Philly schools to borrow $250 million just to stay open Two weeks ago, the School Reform Commission warned that without a state budget it would be forced to borrow hundreds of millions just to keep schools open through the end of December. On Monday, it did just that, authorizing…

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I want to be proud on this, the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but I can’t. Not while mourning I’m the untimely demise of all that the Voting Rights Act represents. I mourn because just 27 percent of eligible voters participated in Philadelphia’s mayoral primaries. I mourn because we’ve been lulled…

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In the past week, the Supreme Court has reshaped and recast what it means to be American. We now live in a country where everyone can have access to health insurance, where everyone can seek justice in housing, and where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, can marry the person whom they choose. That last…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Monday February 10 1. Wolf scraps Corbett plan, opts for traditional Medicaid expansion  Gov. Wolf on Monday said he is dismantling his predecessor’s alternative to Medicaid expansion and will transition to traditional Medicaid insurance for low-income Pennsylvanians. “Today is the first step toward simplifying a complicated process and ensuring hundreds of…

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Top 5 Live – WURD Thursday February 5 1. NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq attack story It was a dramatic account from the early stage of the Iraq War, one that placed NBC News anchor Brian Williams aboard a U.S. military helicopter that had drawn enemy fire. It was told repeatedly by Williams and NBC.…

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