Recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday is a hollow victory

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Making Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day news of emancipation finally reached enslaved people in Galveston, Tex., a national holiday is a victory. But it is a hollow one at a moment when the political party that won the Civil War and made that freedom a permanent reality is now moving heaven and earth to keep African Americans from voting.

A $15 minimum wage would cost employers. Inequality costs all of us.

(Dialogue Magazine) -- In the 1960s, the federal government marshaled its resources to fight a “War on Poverty.” More recently, however, we’ve been fighting what amounts to a “War on the Poor” — a sustained campaign of denial and neglect that we can begin to end by raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The ‘Brown Girl Guilt’

(Dialogue Magazine) -- It has been over 70 years of independence in the land of the Indian subcontinent with various degrees of development hence happening, showing consistent power and the potential Indians hold on the globe.

Enough with the Latin. What Trump did was bribery.

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Enough with all the Latin. “Quid pro quo” is a namby-pamby, wishy-washy way to describe the crime President Trump clearly committed in his dealings with Ukraine. The correct term is bribery, and the punishment under federal law is up to 15 years in prison.

This vile, unadulterated racism

(Dialogue Magazine) -- President Trump’s bigoted hatred of Latino immigrants has been clear from the beginning. Now his administration is aggressively persecuting Latino citizens as well.

There’s just one way to constrain this lunatic administration

(Dialogue Magazine) - Last week it was Russia, Russia, Russia. This week began with a bombastic, all-caps screed about Iran — and, of course, more wailing about the purported “Mueller Witch Hunt.” In between was a stray tweet about football and the national anthem, just to stir the racial pot. President Trump is wagging the dog so hard, I fear he will injure himself.