Clarence Lusane

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Dr. Clarence Lusane is the chair of the Political Science Department at Howard University. His scholarship is focused on human rights, racial justice, and global politics.

The report's theme is “Locked Out,” for the ongoing marginalization of Blacks and Latinos. more

May 24, 2016 3:27 PM Dispatches

Photo by DonkeyHotey We shouldn’t be surprised that the wheels are coming off of the poorly built Ben Carson bus. The Carson phenomenon has never been about his ideas or experience. For most of his supporters, it is about Carson not being B... more

Nov 18, 2015 6:24 PM Op-Eds

During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis went places that few on the national political scene dare to go. more

Sep 30, 2015 3:32 PM Op-Eds

There is one candidate in the Republican presidential race who can potentially derail the Donald Trump Express... more

Sep 9, 2015 6:59 PM Op-Eds

Bond left his fingerprints on pretty much every major civil rights organization and issue of the last five decades... more

Aug 18, 2015 5:19 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

President Obama’s recent Africa tour could be of great significance. more

Jul 29, 2015 5:00 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Photo by AFGE   Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has to win critical support from black voters for him to have a chance. He is not trying hard enough. Sanders has so far ignored African-Ame... more

Jun 17, 2015 5:50 PM Op-Eds 42 Comments

The Congressional Black Caucus should enthusiastically back the U.S.–Iran nuclear agreement. more

Apr 8, 2015 12:36 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration. more

Feb 11, 2015 2:56 PM Op-Eds

By: Clarence Lusane Don’t jump to conclusions: The sweeping Republican victory on Election Day does not mean the voters have embraced the Republican Party’s ideas... more

Nov 5, 2014 10:06 PM Op-Eds 12 Comments

Condoleezza Rice has reemerged in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, and she is offering unhelpful advice. more

Apr 16, 2014 10:00 PM Dispatches

Republican obstructionism shows no signs of letting up, and a worthy nominee just became its latest victim. more

Nov 5, 2013 6:38 PM Dispatches

The horrible irony of the Navy Yard shootings is that they took place in a city that has led the nation in gun control legislation.For more than three decades, beginning in 1976, Washington, D.C, had the strictest gun laws in the country. Basical... more

Sep 17, 2013 8:06 PM Dispatches

President Obama is betraying his own promises and his Democratic base by agreeing to cut Social Security.In 2007 and 2008, while running for president, candidate Barack Obama said, "I believe that cutting benefits is not the right answer."On anot... more

May 20, 2013 1:40 PM Dispatches

The months-long drama surrounding former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has moved into its final act. While the nation ponders the State of the Union address delivered by one Chicago politician who rose to become the 44th president, another of the city's... more

Feb 15, 2013 10:01 PM Dispatches

By Clarence Lusane The United States is shamefully implicated in the terror that Charles Taylor, erstwhile leader of Liberia, inflicted on the people of West Africa. Beginning in the 1980s, Taylor was an informant and collaborator with a nu... more

Jan 27, 2012 2:39 PM Op-Eds

The White House must draw the right conclusions from recent dismal polls. more

Apr 27, 2011 5:32 PM Op-Eds

The regime of 87-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe has sought to pre-empt the types of protests that have shaken autocrats in North Africa and the Middle East. Yet, a constellation of internal and external events may finally bring an end to ... more

Mar 9, 2011 2:05 PM Op-Eds

Sen. Hillary “as far as I know” Clinton is not sure if Sen. Barack Obama is a Muslim or not. But, in truth, she is sure; she just wants you to have some doubts about it. It is in that and other moments of political calculation that the mode... more

Mar 18, 2008 4:58 PM Op-Eds

Sen. Barack Obama’s candidacy represents a challenge to the Democratic Party establishment and to many old civil-rights leaders. more

Feb 7, 2008 6:33 PM Op-Eds