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  • Beer summit, 'beer wars' and peace

     
    by Mark Silva In the era of Cold Beer diplomacy and the Internet, it's important to have a Web strategy for covering a Beer Summit. We thought of improving upon that oft-employed strategy of "live-blogging:" Live-chugging the meeting of the......
  • Here's to beers -- A White House summit preview

     
    News item: President Obama meets today with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge (Mass.) police sergeant James Crowley. Crowley arrested Gates for disorderly conduct at the professor???s home earlier this month, after police fielded a...
  • Obama beer Buds: Red Stripe, Blue Moon

     
    by Mark Silva To each his own. It could be the theme of that get-together over a cold beer that the president, the professor and the police officer plan at the White House tomorrow to patch up the dust-up started......
  • Colin Powell: Racial profiling, anger, cool

     
    by Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at......
  • White House's brew: Bud Light -- report

     
    by Mark Silva When the president, the professor and the police officer meet for a beer in the White House tomorrow to talk about racial problems, the president will be serving Bud Light. So say Hans Nichols and Nicholas Johnston......
  • Obama 'racial opportunist:' Malkin, Today

     
    by Mark Silva Seems we have an unharmonic convergence today. First FOX's Glenn Beck calling President Barack Obama "a racist.'' Now Michelle Malkin, a conservative commentator and blogger who has written a book about Obama and his "crook'' cronies,...
  • Henry Gates: Harvard for sergeant's kids

     
    by Mark Silva Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's looking forward to his next talk with Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, maybe lunch, maybe dinner with the families, maybe getting the officer's kids into Harvard -- if the......
  • Bill Cosby: Obama has Bush to thank

     
    by Mark Silva As The Cosby Show celebrates its 25th anniversary this coming Sunday, star Bill Cosby is posed the question: Did the black family that he presented to the American television-viewing audience in the 1980s pave the way for......
  • SNL's Obama: 'Nothing, nada'... Problem?

     
    by Mark Silva Several years back, when Saturday Night Live made fun of Democrat Al Gore's plodding debating style in a televised skit between the first couple of face-offs between Gore and Republican George W. Bush, the Gore campaign took......
  • Michelle Obama's Roots: Gates' way

     
    by Mark Silva The genealogic discovery of a white great-great-great grandfather in the family tree of First Lady Michelle Obama is a quintessential American coda to a year of living divisively. The genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who spent several months in....
  • Candid Obama: 'Era of responsibility?'

     
    "We want it both ways," says Wayne Fields, a professor of cultural studies at Washington University in St. Louis. "We want a leader that's humble and certain. We want a leader who is learning but gets it right every......
  • Obama's speech: 'Brother can preach'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 3 pm EST Today, on the day that President Barack Obama accepted a Nobel Peace Prize which even the recipient acknowledges has arrived early in his presidency, reviews of his Nobel Lecture are......