The Skanner Newspaper - Commentary http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:41:22 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) The Roots of the Disastrous Conflict in Gaza http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21596-the-roots-of-the-disastrous-conflict-in-gaza http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21596-the-roots-of-the-disastrous-conflict-in-gaza Congress won't stop supporting Israel's actions in Gaza until we tell them to stop   

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Commentary Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:34 -0700
Education Should Take Priority Over Punishment for Nonviolent Crimes http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21595-education-should-take-priority-over-punishment-for-nonviolent-crimes http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21595-education-should-take-priority-over-punishment-for-nonviolent-crimes If we didn't incarcerate people for so long for nonviolent crimes we could send a lot more students to college

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Commentary Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:01:11 -0700
The Politics of Federal Judges Shape our Country http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21594-the-politics-of-federal-judges-shape-our-country http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21594-the-politics-of-federal-judges-shape-our-country Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't matter who appoints our judges: even judges are influenced by politics 

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Commentary Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:47 -0700
African American Group Criticizes Israel's Actions in Gaza http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21586-african-american-group-criticizes-israel-s-actions-in-gaza http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21586-african-american-group-criticizes-israel-s-actions-in-gaza African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa criticize Israeli action in Gaza.

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Commentary Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:42:29 -0700
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Slaps Payday Lender ACE Cash Express With $10 Million Fine http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21561-consumer-finance-protection-bureau-slaps-payday-lender-ace-cash-express-with-10-million-fine http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21561-consumer-finance-protection-bureau-slaps-payday-lender-ace-cash-express-with-10-million-fine Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkley championed creation of CFPB to curb financial sector abuses   

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Commentary Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:58:41 -0700
University of Texas Case Settled in Modest Victory for Affirmative Action http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21560-university-of-texas-case-settled-in-modest-victory-for-affirmative-action http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21560-university-of-texas-case-settled-in-modest-victory-for-affirmative-action  

Federal appeals court rules program constitutional but case now expected to go to Supreme Court 

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Commentary Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:50:13 -0700
U.S. Foreign Policy Led to Central American Border Crisis http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21556-u-s-foreign-policy-led-to-central-american-border-crisis http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21556-u-s-foreign-policy-led-to-central-american-border-crisis We cannot continue to act as if the USA can avoid responsibility for the depth of the crises in these regions and simply say no to migration.

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Commentary Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:48:38 -0700
Mayor Hales Speaks out on the Settlement with Capt. Mark Kruger http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21545-mayor-hales-speaks-out-on-the-settlement-with-capt-mark-kruger http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21545-mayor-hales-speaks-out-on-the-settlement-with-capt-mark-kruger Hales says he was not happy with the settlement that removed disciplinary records from Krugers employee file ...  

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Commentary Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:39:48 -0700
Cowards with Blood on Their Hands are Perverting the Second Amendment http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21532-cowards-with-blood-on-their-hands-are-perverting-the-2nd-amendment http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21532-cowards-with-blood-on-their-hands-are-perverting-the-2nd-amendment More effort is put on stemming the flow of marijuana than enforcing gun laws and stopping the flood of illegal guns in cities

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Commentary Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:31:12 -0700
Hip Hop Artists Need to Represent Our Community Better http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21531-hip-hop-artists-need-to-represent-our-community-better http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21531-hip-hop-artists-need-to-represent-our-community-better Words have transcending power and we can not ignore the effects this has had on our children and our culture as a whole 

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Commentary Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:17:59 -0700
Drop in Black Homeownership Rate Double That of Whites http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21524-drop-in-black-homeownership-rate-double-that-of-whites http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21524-drop-in-black-homeownership-rate-double-that-of-whites The homeownership disparities reflect a devastating generational loss of wealth

 

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Commentary Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:42:32 -0700
George Curry Says: Democrats 'Aint Loyal http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21509-george-curry-says-democrats-aint-loyal http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21509-george-curry-says-democrats-aint-loyal People of color were 45 percent of Democratic voters in 2012, but less than 2 percent of the $1.1 billion collected over a 4-year period by the three primary Democratic fundraising committees went to candidates of color’ 

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Commentary Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:20:22 -0700
Human Rights Commission Thanks The Skanner News http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21506-human-rights-commission-thanks-the-skanner-news http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21506-human-rights-commission-thanks-the-skanner-news Editors at The Skanner received the following letter after publishing a story on a group protesting immigration outside of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization 

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Commentary Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:11:14 -0700
Don't Get too Excited about Debt Settlement Programs http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21490-don-t-get-too-excited-about-debt-settlement-programs http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21490-don-t-get-too-excited-about-debt-settlement-programs Debt settlement programs are often costly, misleading and don't help as much as they promise 

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Commentary Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:56:05 -0700
Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21489-unfinished-business-50-years-after-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964 http://theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/21489-unfinished-business-50-years-after-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964 Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act our work is still not done

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Commentary Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:45:47 -0700