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Well, I sure got that one wrong. Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
Tags: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Labor Legislation, Elections, Racism
— Let's talk about the other speech. No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
This was going to be a rant. Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
Tags: Google Inc., Jerry Brown, Kenny G
To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote. Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
Tags: Rick Scott, NAACP, Polls, Teddy Pendergrass, Elections
Lord help us, they're talking race again. "They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...
The defending NCAA champion Loyola men’s lacrosse team will open its 2013 season with a pair of road games before beginning its home schedule on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a rematch of the national title game against Maryland, Greyhounds coach...
What happened to Chavis Carter? It is a pregnant question, potentially even an explosive one. Carter died of a gunshot wound to the temple on the last Saturday in July, but the question about his death has only grown louder and more urgent since then. It...
Tags: FBI, Witnesses, Prosecution, Sean Bell
Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock 'n' roll. Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent the sport in the late 1940s, he later popularized it by writing more...
An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
Tags: Republican Party, Polls, NAACP, Parties and Movements, Elections
It was in 2008, the debate between vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Mr. Biden had just scored his opponent for failing to directly answer a question from moderator Gwen Ifill. But Ms. Palin was hardly apologetic. "I may not answer...
Tags: Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Radio Industry, Radio
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