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Jeremiah Wright

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  • Letters to the editor

    Taxes as a tool to fix economy Re "Gov.'s staff exploring new taxes," May 2 The only proven solution to California's budget deficit is a sustained economic recovery. A sales tax on services would impede that recovery. Increasing the price of services...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright says "Jews" are keeping him from President Obama

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright says "Jews" are keeping him from President Obama
    Same brashness. Same spontaneity. Same lightning-rod remarks. If you were thinking the Rev. Jeremiah Wright had been tempered by a national backlash that nearly derailed Barack Obama's trip to the White House, guess again. In an exclusive interview at...
  • What led Barack Obama to Wright's church

    What led Barack Obama to Wright's church
    The day Barack Obama first showed up in the office of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., more than 20 years ago, the pastor warned him that getting involved with Trinity United Church of Christ might not be "a feather in your cap." Obama was a community organizer...
  • What 1968 Taught Us

    With Friday's 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we begin a series that looks at events in 1968 that caused a profound cultural shift in America. Whether it was the assassinations of MLK and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy...
  • Wright urges lawyers to be models for youths

    Wright urges lawyers to be models for youths
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. urged a crowd of lawyers and judges on Thursday to follow the examples of Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by showing young people the possibilities. Recalling a mantra from the late Judge R. Eugene Pincham, a longtime...
  • It's the epitome of change

    Can't blame the Barack Obama campaign for implementing Swift Boating defenses. Obama is particularly vulnerable because he doesn't have much of record in public service. So, unfamiliar voters pay attention to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and others who've...
  • When outsiders look in on black America

    Mike Terry is black, and he knows that a black man giving someone a fist bump is not news. He also knows that calling a man's wife his "baby mama" is derogatory, and that no self-respecting black person he has ever met would use the term "whitey," even if...
  • Obama Eases Comments On Henry Gates Case

    Obama Eases Comments On Henry Gates Case
    A day after saying that police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor in his own home, President Obama appeared to soften his stance Thursday, spreading the blame more equally between the police and the arrested man. Obama had...
  • Barack Obama spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., preaches last sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ

    Barack Obama spiritual mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., preaches last sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ
    In a stirring sermon that weaved the hopefulness of past African generations with dreams for the future, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. preached his final sermon Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, leaving a 36-year legacy as pastor and activist in the...
  • REV. JEREMIAH A. WRIGHT, JR.: Pastor inspires Obama's 'audacity'

    When he took over Trinity United Church of Christ in 1972, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. was a maverick pastor with a wardrobe of dashikis and a militant message. Six years later, he planted a "Free South Africa" sign on the lawn of his church and asked other...
  • Barack Obama interview on March 16, 2008

    Obama's opening statement: So what I want to do, if this is OK with you guys, I want to start just by talking about my house purchase and Tony Rezko because that's something that I know you guys have editorialized on, suggesting that we haven't...
  • Obama transcript

    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." "Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy....