After being held hostage by a ruthless Republican majority for an absurd 164 days, Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s choice to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department was easily confirmed by the Senate by a margin of 56-43 with ten Republicans voting for the first African-American woman to serve as… 736 more words
How do you inspire civic participation?
Senator Kennedy envisioned the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate as a new model for civic education and public discourse, a place where people from all walks of life could participate in an inspiring, hands-on experience that would expand and deepen their understanding of the vital role the Senate plays in our democracy. 184 more words
By Sari Horwitz
African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. 174 more words
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There could be no more fitting moment than now to reflect with gratitude, humility, and urgency upon the wisdom revealed to us in the writing that Abraham Lincoln called “the best gift God has ever given to man…But for it we could not know right from wrong.”