Tag: commentaries

Opinion: Here’s why Boeing’s stock will soar

Founded by lumber tycoon William Boeing in Seattle in 1916, Boeing has grown to become one of two major plane manufacturers in the world, and a major U.S. defense contractor. It has hit plenty of turbulence along the way. But few jolts were as rough as the double whammy that laid the aerospace giant low […]

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Opinion: Media coverage of the economy ignores the plight of most Americans

We are apparently living in a time of good economic news. Headlines proclaim that the “US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984,” trumpet rapid growth, and declare the country to be on a “solid recovery path.” Opponents of the American Rescue Plan argued that further government help was unnecessary because of the strong economic rebound. What the […]

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Opinion: Government policies segregated America, and we could harness that same force to reverse the damage

I am the author of a book, “The Color of Law,” that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments designed to prevent African-Americans and whites from living as neighbors. These 20th-century policies […]

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Opinion: How deficit spending could hand Congress to the Republicans

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Recovery Act scored 75% public approval, and it is full of goodies for reliable Democratic constituencies—money for state budgets, union pensions, universities, and the like—often having little to do with the pandemic. Now his infrastructure package is full of spending having little to do with rebuilding America’s roads, bridges […]

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