| Aug 2, 2012
What drives Barack Obama's "doubters and haters"?
So asks Obama biographer David Maraniss in a recent op-ed article for The Washington Post. By doubters and haters, he means the people who think Obama wasn't born in the U.S., that he's a secret Muslim or...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:18 AM
WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
A new poll (www.texaslyceum.org/media/staticContent/PubCon_Journals/2012/2012_Texas_Lyceum_Poll_FINAL_RESULTS_10-1-12.pdf) suggests Texas will go red again next month.
The annual survey from the non-partisan Texas Lyceum (www.texaslyceum.org) shows that...
| Oct 8, 2012
Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections.
But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House.
Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
| Nov 4, 2012
In his 2008 "A More Perfect Union" speech, presidential candidate Barack Obama declared, "Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now." Then he tried his best to ignore it.
At least in public, that is. It says a lot...
| Nov 7, 2012
Now that the candidates have left the hustings (whatever those are) behind, it can be said: This was the cleanest presidential campaign in recent memory, perhaps in American history.
Before you get exercised about Mitt Romney's sketchy tax math or...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Re: “A marriage of doctrine, politics,” Patrick Caneday’s column, Sept. 8: I don’t seem to recall that we are voting on the head of the Christian Church this November, I thought it was for the head of our country, a political...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Rev. Jeremiah Wright will preach Jan. 9, 2012 at New Covenant Baptist Church as part of a year-long series of events by the church leading to the Dec. 31, 2012 retirement of the churches co-founders Rev. Randolph Bracy Jr. and his wife, LaVon Wright...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Wah-wahhh The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, today moved to control the fallout from a now-disavowed plan to politically attack President Barack Obama reportedly funded by family patriarch. The New York Times first reported that a plan was.....
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A Cook County judge has granted lawyers with the conservative Thomas More Society the right to represent the interests of two downstate county clerks who are opposing two lawsuits aimed at declaring the Illinois’ ban on gay marriage...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:32 PM
What an encouraging moment it would have been this week if Mitt Romney had refused to accept the resignation of his newly named foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell. If, instead of having his campaign issue a tepid statement expressing disappointment,...