Occupy Wall Street is made up of a bunch of European-style nihilists in the purest sense. Their stock-in trade is alienation, Jared Lee Loughner-style. They are talking revolution; extra-legal punishment; confiscation of property; the recognition of rocks and trees as people.
You may or may not know, but I am on the board of the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lots of people say it’s “an honor” to do this or that, but to me this is an amazing privilege and opportunity to do something good for some people, and my country.
I have noted time and again that in a discussion of politics the first person to inject the topic of race into the discussion is often the racist. This time it was in a discussion of politics on MSNBC led by Lawrence O'Donnell, who interviewed Herman Cain, the surprising "non politician" who is fast becoming a powerful contender for the Republican presidential nomination.
What to do about Herman Cain? This question goes not to the Republican Party, where "establishment" candidates like Mitt Romney privately dismiss Cain as lacking the experience, gravitas and resources to beat President Barack Obama and then to soundly govern the country.
There are some serious inconsistencies here. Corporate "greed" is the catalyst for millions of American paychecks. Global warming (the anthropogenic kind) has been thoroughly debunked and "social inequality" is just another way to say "social justice," which is just another wealth redistribution scam.
Dear Dominique Strauss-Kahn, familiarly known as just DSK in haute-financial and political circles: I owe you an apology.
On July 12 California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48): a law which forces California schools to use textbooks and curriculum that acquaint public school students of all ages with the “historical contributions” of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons.
As someone who was born in the seventies in North Carolina and grew up admiring people like Muhammad Ali, Satchel Paige, and even Malcolm X (Yes, really) that was a pretty good example of the world I grew up in.
At one of last month's Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored "job fairs," Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told the audience: "This is the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now with this tea party movement would love to see you and me -- I'm sorry, Tamron -- hanging on a tree."
“George W. Bush, forty-third president—forty-third president to not kill bin Laden, that is.” That’s the way the funsters on Saturday Night Live lampooned President Obama’s imaginary victory lap after Osama bin Laden was taken out by U.S. forces last May.
One would be hard-pressed to deny that mandating equal outcomes among racial and sexual groups over time has become the official coin of the realm in this country. What is perhaps most remarkable is the absence of any real political opposition to this regime.
Jesse Jackson acknowledges that Obama's failure to fix unemployment "hurts".
If you just assume EVERY cry of "racism" in politics is illegitimate, you'll only occasionally be wrong.
Robert Woodson would probably wince if you called him a "community organizer." That's because for the last 30 years as president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, he has not spent time organizing the poor around ineffective government programs and other addictions he has been helping them become self-sufficient.
Back in the early 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution began to take hold, a group of British laborers rebelled against the technological advances of the day.
Suppose President John McCain, as with President Barack Obama, justified military force in Libya to avert "a humanitarian crisis." But then gave no thought of using the military to stop the human slaughter in places like the Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and the Congo.
Dropping the mask of The Great Compromiser, Obama reverted to his role as South Chicago community organizer, charging Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature with an "assault on unions."
Chicago has not had a Republican mayor since 1931, but it came close in 1983, when a state legislator named Bernard Epton attracted hordes of lifelong Democrats, only to fall just short.
The sorry and tragic state of black education is not going to be turned around until there's a change in what's acceptable and unacceptable behavior by young people.
A new organization, the Conference of National Black Churches, held its first annual meeting a few weeks ago in Washington, DC. But looking over the group's website, it's not the goal but how they claim they will achieve it that appears dubious.
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