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Last night's Democratic presidential candidates' debate was interesting. A lot of good lines were spoken by all the candidates. One of the most poignant moments for me was when Senator Hillary Clinton made note of the diversity on that stage. Said Hillary:
It's exciting when you look at this field of candidates. You know, several of us would never have had a chance to stand here and run for president -- a Latino, an African American, a woman -- if it hadn't been for the progress of America over my lifetime.
Indeed. And then you look at the field of candidates on the Republican side. All white men. The Republicans cling to their Southern strategy. And even John McCain laughed this week when one of his supporters called Hillary a b*tch. This contrast clearly illustrates a core difference in values between the two parties. And it's another reason why we need to put a Democrat in the White House next November. ###
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Mary Shaw is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist, with a focus on politics, human rights, and social justice. She is a former Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Nobel-Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International, and her views (more...)

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