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  • Obama's effect on gay 'rites'

    Obama's effect on gay 'rites'
    Conservatives warned, often with glee, that President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage would spark an African-American backlash. But guess what? Polls show black voters dramatically swinging closer to Obama's view. Black voters, for reasons...
  • Sorry, dealer's all out of race cards

    WASHINGTON -- Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths. Just days from Election Day, the zeitgeist belched up one of its least attractive -- and...
  • Election campaign ends with chess match in swing states

    Election campaign ends with chess match in swing states
    After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs. President Barack Obama and Republican...
  • Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours

    Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours
    The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight. "I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
  • First-time South Florida voters fired up to have their say

    When she landed at the Atlanta airport 10 years ago, Layla Nash remembers how an immigration officer stamped her Russian passport and warmly said, "Welcome to the United States." Now she feels like she has finally arrived. After becoming a U.S....
  • Will Colin Powell endorse Obama? What's the rush?

    Will Colin Powell endorse Obama? What's the rush?
    Colin Powell is on a whirlwind book tour and of the half dozen or so interviews I’ve watched online, every reporter asks if the former Secretary of State is going to endorse Obama again this year. And, if so, when? Powell always says that he&...
  • C.R. Douglas: One-on-one with Colin Powell

    C.R. Douglas: One-on-one with Colin Powell
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday discussed his frustration that some people in the intelligence community didn't "speak up" and tell him before his 2003 U.N. speech that the chief 'source' for the U.S. belief that there were weapons...
  • Green Wheels: Justin Bieber's Reckless Driving

    Green Wheels:  Justin Bieber's Reckless Driving
    I was wondering how long it would take singer Justin Bieber to get pulled over in his brand-new Fisker Karma. He got the $100,000 car in March, when he turned 18. Giving him a car like that is kind of like putting a loaded gun in his hands, isn't it? Last...
  • Dr. Ben Carson, new right-wing hero

    Dr. Ben Carson, new right-wing hero
    Whenever somebody says something like, "Now, I know this isn't PC, but ... ," watch out. It probably means they're about to say something rude. In the case of Dr. Ben Carson, the world-famous neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at...
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslims are the latest targets of discrimination

    In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
  • Move to oust state GOP chair doomed to backfire

    Move to oust state GOP chair doomed to backfire
    Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP. Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee...
  • Exactly how black is black enough?

    Exactly how black is black enough?
    I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...