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The unthinkable: a Cain versus Obama match-up

November 5, 2011

A month ago it was unthinkable. That is a head -to- head match-up between GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and President Obama. It’s still unlikely, but Cain’s quick rise to the top of the GOP presidential candidate heap makes Cain versus Obama now at least thinkable.

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Occupy Wall Street: Will it become a force for change?

October 29, 2011

Propelled by social media and extensive coverage by mainstream press, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has undoubtedly captured the attention of the nation and the world. Indeed, the movement has gone “global” as solidarity demonstrations and protests have sprung up in cities around the world.

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What does the Occupy Wall Street movement want?

October 23, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now one month old. The protests have spilled over from their initial Wall Street site to Washington, DC, Miami, and, according to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) website, around 1500 cities around the globe.

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Professor Randall Kennedy and the dangerous politics of sentiment

October 2, 2011

Randall Kennedy recently penned an Op Ed entitled ‘Why Obama’s Black Critics are Wrong.’ He contends that President Obama’s African American critics have focused on his “racial bona fides” and, “Throughout President Barack Obama’s political career, he has been dogged by… accusations that he is not “black enough”…”

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President Obama’s American Jobs Act a Good Start

September 23, 2011

“The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for long-term unemployed.” Obama.

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“Pass the Bill Now!” Obama finally takes a stand… again

September 18, 2011

After buckling to the obstructionists on everything from Health Care Reform, extending the Bush era tax breaks for the wealthy, raising the debt ceiling and awkwardly capitulating to Boehner on the date/day of his speech to a joint session of Congress, the question on everyone’s lips was when will Obama stand and fight.

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Pride of Ownership

August 28, 2011

Arlene Ackerman has been kicked to the District curb as of Monday. Reporters ran around the city looking for everyone from Mayo Nutter to the School Reform Commission to Commonwealth’s Department of Education and even Ackerman herself asking for the answer to the $64,000 question: why?

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Rick Perry’s Texas miracle con job

August 21, 2011

Texas governor and reported GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is the nation’s greatest political con artist. His so called Texas Miracle has been totally debunked as a fraud. Yet, Perry with generous help from conservative business leaders, tea party acolytes, and…

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