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Gingrich and Romney: The whole truth? 0

Perhaps you remember the Oscar-nominated movie “12 Angry Men.” It’s the story of an all-male, all-white jury meeting for a slam-dunk guilty-of-murder-one verdict against a Spanish teenager. Except for one lone juror, known only as No. 8. He quietly, persistently presents his arguments, asks questions and refuses to be diverted by emotional outbursts or personal […]

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Posted on: 01-25-2012
Posted in: News

GOP compass struggles to point forward 0

Using an ideological GPS to navigate the pitfalls and molehills of politics and primaries requires an occasional pirouette. Candidates usually travel looking backward — looking at who’s behind them and how fast they are catching up. Occasionally, they also have to stop, climb a landmark, get themselves dirty in doing so, and check out the […]

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Posted on: 01-21-2012
Posted in: News

For King, the right to vote was sacred 0

Every third Monday in January we gather as Americans to commemorate the values and beliefs — as well as the ultimate sacrifice — of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His tireless advocacy for civil rights, equal protection under the law, labor rights, and for the ultimate realization of our essential creed that we are “one […]

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Posted on: 01-17-2012
Posted in: News

Tallying the reality of Obama’s success 0

In the depths of the Watergate scandal, a persistent theory emerged that President Richard Nixon would cancel the 1972 election. It became so rampant that The Washington Post ran a story headlined, The Anatomy of a Rumor. The core of the story was that for a rumor to have legs for it to circulate and […]

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Posted on: 01-11-2012
Posted in: News

Romney, the pretend Tea Partier 0

Running for president is an expensive endeavor, but the cost isn’t measured in dollars alone. Sure, we can count the $4 million in super PAC dollars Mitt Romney’s allies just spent to tear down his Iowa opponents with negative ads. Indeed, Romney and his allies spent nearly $150 for every caucus vote he received in […]

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Posted on: 01-9-2012
Posted in: News

Real facts of Obama administration 0

In the depths of the Watergate scandal, a persistent theory emerged that President Richard Nixon would cancel the 1972 election. It became so rampant that The Washington Post ran a story headlined, “The Anatomy of a Rumor.” The core of the story was that for a rumor to have legs — for it to circulate […]

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Posted on: 01-4-2012
Posted in: News

Average Americans Are Leading The Way This Holiday Season 0

The American public enters this Christmas season with mixed reviews of the past year and skepticism about the days ahead. Many of us disapprove of the people we’ve hired to lead the country, and most of us are just disappointed with Wall Street when those on Main Street can barely afford their Christmas shopping. For […]

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Posted on: 12-26-2011
Posted in: News

A War Ends, A Campaign Begins 0

This week in American politics wound down with a memorable phrase from President Obama: Welcome home. He repeated it again and again: “Welcome home.”  And it sounded better with each repeat. It was a historic moment, as the nation and the world witnessed President Obama formally end the war in Iraq  a war […]

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Posted on: 12-19-2011
Posted in: News

In U.S., Right To Vote Still Threatened 0

Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a major speech on voting rights at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The location is significant: In 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that banned the worst forms of racial discrimination in American elections. […]

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Posted on: 12-13-2011
Posted in: News

Fall Issue Of Ms Magazine 0

Dear Friend: Id like to let you know that the Fall issue of Ms. hits newsstands November 29, featuring my story Bella, Coretta, Shirley& about what I have gained from mentors and have gladly paid forward. The Fall cover story of Ms., Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, takes a look at how what was once billed as […]

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Posted on: 12-6-2011
Posted in: Spin Cycle
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