"I am a strong supporter of President Obama's decision to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba. I am relieved by this shift in U.S. policy because it is long overdue. It was the right thing to do. It was the moral choice, and I am glad the President had the courage to do it.
Last night the U.S.
"Today, 59 years ago Rosa Parks was arrested for keeping her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her courage and her action sparked an enduring and effective 381-day protest, one of the longest lasting in American history. She lit the fire of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement which reformed housing, transportation, public accommodations, voting
"I was sorry to learn early this morning that Ward 8 Councilman and four-term Mayor of Washington D.C. Marion S. Barry Jr. died. I first met Marion in 1959 in Nashville when we both were some of the first participants in the non-violent workshops held in the basement of First Baptist Church and Clark Memorial United Methodist Church led by the Rev. James Lawson.
"Tonight President Obama spoke passionately to the nation about the guidelines of an executive order he will issue to jumpstart the process of immigration reform in this country. He was clear that the steps he outlined tonight do not undermine or preclude the necessary legislative action of Congress, where the most far-reaching work on immigration reform still must be done.
"I was very sorry to learn of the passing of the former Rep.
WASHINGTON--Yesterday, the historic editor of The Washington Post, Mr.
"The Ebola crisis in Africa is devastating. Thousands of people have died, and thousands more are dying. As members of the world community, we cannot shut our doors and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others. Closing our borders will not cut our connection with the rest of humanity.
WASHINGTON--In a pre-dawn Saturday decision, the U.S.