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Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. He has authored ten books; his articles are published in newspapers and magazines nationally in the United States. Three of his books have been published in other languages. He is also a social and political analyst and he appears on such TV programs as CNN, MSBC, NPR, The O'Reilly Show, American Urban Radio Network, and local Los Angeles television and radio stations as well. He is an associate editor at New America Media and a regular contributor to Black News.com, Alternet.com, BlackAmericaWeb.Com and the Huffington Post. He does a weekly commentary on KJLH Radio in Los Angeles.
The House is duty-bound to Bring Articles of Impeachment against Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas can and should be impeached. The case and the grounds for impeachment proceedings against him are virtually iron-clad. The evidence is compelling that Thomas perjured himself in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his court confirmation hearings in 1991. The evidence is equally compelling that this constituted lying under oath to Congress during the hearings.
Saturday, December 8, 2012(35 comments)
Tea Party Now a Huge GOP Liability
The resignation of South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint from the Senate followed close on the heels of the desertion from the Tea Party of Freedom Works head Dick Armey took some by surprise. DeMint and Armey were the two biggest and most identifiable fish in the Tea Party affiliated pond. DeMint could be relied on to broker his name ID and prodigious fund raising prowess to every Tea Party backed Senatorial candidate--and loser
The Awful Transformation of Bernie Sanders
The awful transformation of Bernie Sanders has been absolutely breath stopping to see. Sanders has gone from a charming, engaging, provoking, and supremely principled Democratic presidential candidate to a scheming, conniving, devious, supremely unprincipled Democratic presidential contender. In quick succession, Sanders has been accused of being a tax cheat, a special interest money grabber, a foreign policy dim wit, a Nixoni
Thursday, June 16, 2011(12 comments)
Clarence Thomas Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief with Weiner Downfall
Every Democrat from the White House down screamed loudly for New York Representative Anthony Weiner to resign, and he finally did. But it's not a Democrat that's breathing the biggest sigh of relief at Weiner's downfall. It's Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Did Race Explain Penn State's Blind Eye to Sex Scandal?
Enough of the ghoulish, sordid facts are known about the Penn State University child sex scandal to say this. The alleged child rapes were known by some athletic department members, up to and including the football program boss, JoePa, Joe Paterno. The rumors, or worse, knowledge of the rapes may have been known by or at least heard of by others still unnamed that could eventually be a winding tangle through university staff,
Friday, December 5, 2008(51 comments)
Method to Thomas Madness on Obama Birth Certificate
The harebrained lawsuit demanding disclosure whether President elect Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen or not was laughed out of New Jersey courts in October. A few weeks later Supreme Court Justice David Souter gave it just as short shrift.
Thursday, March 12, 2009(56 comments)
Norris's Nutty War on President Obama
Chuck Norris claims that thousands of right wing cell groups exist and will rebel against the U.S. government. It's tempting to laugh away his vow to wage war against President Obama as either the crackpot ravings of a washed up Z grade martial arts actor. Or as a cheap promotional stunt to get his mug back in front of the cameras.
Sunday, December 19, 2010(9 comments)
Michael Vick's Dog Would be the Luckiest Dog on the Planet
Any dog that Michael Vick owned would be the luckiest dog on the planet. But a dog won't get that honor, at least not just yet. And it's dumb, and silly not to give Vick the chance to give a dog the love, care and devotion that he would give the lucky pet. There are two reasons why Vick won't get to own a pet now.
Impeach Obama Over Libya, You Got to Be Kidding
Perennial congressional gadfly Dennis Kucinich completely lost his political screws when he even uttered the word "impeachment" of President Obama over his action in Libya. Kucinich has often been the lone, outraged voice, in blistering Obama on everything from his tax cut compromise with the GOP to his Afghan war policy, but the Libya outburst made no sense by even Kucinich's radical rhetoric standards.
Thursday, June 4, 2015(47 comments)
Why Conservatives Love to Fan the Black Murder Myth
Conservative blogs, webs, and newspapers, and pundits are at it again screaming that young black males are killing each other with abandon in city after city. They repeatedly toss out the supposedly raging murder violence in Baltimore, Chicago, and now New York City as proof that black on black carnage has mounted to national epidemic levels.
Monday, March 26, 2012(5 comments)
Special Prosecutor in Martin Case Sends Red Flags Sky High
It would be hard to find a special prosecutor in a racially charged murder case that sends red flags flying sky higher than Florida's Fourth Judicial District's Angela "tough on Crime" Corey. Corey is the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin murder. The problem with the tough on crime tag that Corey wears proudly is that the alleged criminals that she's slapped behind bars more often, and for far longer stretches than
Sunday, May 15, 2011(8 comments)
Method to the Madness in Ron Paul's War against Civil Rights
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul still wages war against civil rights. And we really shouldn't be surprised since Paul has repeatedly got into hot water nearly every time he opens his mouth about anything that remotely touches on race. But this time Paul sailed past the outer limits with his defiant boast that he would not have voted for the landmark 1964 civil rights bill.
Thursday, October 21, 2010(58 comments)
NPR Should Have Booted Williams for His Fraudulent Liberalism
Former NPR analyst Juan Williams should been canned at NPR for his silly, bigoted crack about Muslims making him nervous. But NPR if it had the ounce of integrity and fairness that it incessantly brags about should have dumped Williams a long time ago for his equally great offense. And that's his two decade con job as a liberal, civil rights expert and even supporter.
Sunday, July 25, 2010(4 comments)
In Defense of Andrew Breitbart
Andrew Breitbart deserves a rousing defense. He single-handedly managed to get President Obama, much of the media, conservatives, and a big body of the general public talking about race, but not just race in the usual drive-by, finger pointing divisive way, but race in which there's near universal sympathy for a black victim of racism.
Sunday, November 30, 2008(9 comments)
Behind the Screwy Obama Birth Certificate Controversy
At first glance it defied credulity that the staid, respected Chicago Tribune would do something as screwball as giving any credence to the issue of whether President-elect Barack Obama is really a U.S. citizen or not.
Monday, November 30, 2009(12 comments)
The Tiger Woods Beatdown
Beat em' when they're down and beat em' again for good measure before they can get up. The beat down supposedly is not the American way of dealing with those who are down. The ground rules radically changed the moment Tiger Woods did life threatening damage to a tree and a fire hydrant. With that the beat down started with a vengeance.
Thursday, January 14, 2010(6 comments)
Where Was the World When Haiti Really Needed It?
The heartbreaking and pathetic scene I and a group of other American visitors witnessed at the small beach town in Northern Haiti still haunt me. We had no sooner arrived at the beach when a contingent of Haitian police and local officials frantically waved away a throng of the town's residents who had poured onto to the beach to hawk food, trinkets, and carvings, and tattered clothing items, but mostly to beg.
Thursday, February 4, 2016(5 comments)
Sorting out Fact from Fiction about Hillary's Iraq War Vote
hen Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 hammered her for it. 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly hammers her for it. Even some have held up Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's opposition to the Iraq war to hammer her for it. The "it" is then New York Senator Hillary Clinton's vote for the 2002 Iraq War resolution.
Sunday, August 22, 2010(3 comments)
Why Franklin Graham Planted the Muslim Seed in Obama
Don't expect any apology, retraction, or the standard I was misquoted backpedal from renowned evangelist Franklin Graham for saying that President Obama has the Muslim seed in him. Graham's quip was a response to a question from CNN's John King about the Pew Research Center poll. It found a big increase in the number of Americans that think that Obama's a Muslim.
Could a Third Party Candidate Naderize President Obama?
At first glance their numbers are pathetic. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein registers 3 percent of the vote nationally. Peace and Freedom Party candidate Roseanne Barr registers about the same. Justice Party presidential candidate, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is seemingly too insignificant to even rate any numbers count. But the numbers don't tell the potential danger they pose to President Obama.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011(4 comments)
Why the GOP Can't Get Rid of its Clowns
GOP strategists and analysts sounded desperate even panicked when they implore Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to toss his hat in the presidential rink. Their panic to get Daniels in the race has less to do with any special magic that they think he'll bring to a campaign to oust president Obama then their mounting horror at how the best known potential GOP presidential candidates have turned the party into a three ring circus.
Thursday, May 19, 2011(3 comments)
Victim Bashing Runs Amok in the IMF Rape Case
Former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn loudly declared that he didn't rape a maid in his hotel room during his stay in New York. Strauss-Kahn is certainly entitled to proclaim his innocence. Under the law he is just that, innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Monday, September 20, 2010(9 comments)
It's time to rethink Sarah Palin. From the moment that Republican presidential candidate John McCain plopped her on his ticket, the supreme article of political faith from all pundits, much of the press, most Democrats, and the GOP establishment has been that Sarah Palin is a laughingstock, a sideshow diversion, an ignoramus on the issues, a gossip and celebrity starved media creation, and, of course, a closet race tinged crow
Friday, August 9, 2013(3 comments)
Holder Says the Obvious--the Drug War is a war on Minorities
The scuttlebutt is that Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to say what has long been obvious to anyone who has the faintest notion about how the wildly failed, flawed war on drugs has been waged for three decades. The obvious is that the war on drugs has been a ruthless, relentless and naked war on minorities, especially African-Americans.
Monday, April 18, 2011(7 comments)
GOP Blows it again with Official's Animal Depiction of President Obama
Orange County, California GOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport's email blast depicting President Obama and his family as monkeys was sick, vile, and disgusting. But it was not the worst part of it. Even her witless, dunderhead defense of the photo as just a "joke," was not the worst part of her slur either.
Sunday, January 23, 2011(3 comments)
President Obama's State of the Union Speech Already under Fire
President Obama's second State of the Union Speech scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 is under fire before he has even uttered one word of it. This was predictable. The State of the Union speech is generally one of the most watched and listened to political speeches.
The Nightmare of Ron Paul's Iowa Win
Ron Paul will win the Iowa Caucus no matter whether he actually comes out on top or not. A win for him simply means a solid showing which he'll make.
Sunday, November 17, 2013(2 comments)
JFK's Civil Rights Legacy- 50 Years of Myth and Fact
There's been as much myth as fact regarding John F. Kennedy's civil rights legacy in the more than fifty years before, during and especially after his assassination on November 22, 1963. In the days before he delivered his now famed presidential inaugural address on Friday, January 20, 1961, two of his principal advisors Louis Martin and Harris Wofford battled hard to get Kennedy to add two words "at home" to a pivotal sentenc
Sunday, September 13, 2009(2 comments)
Poverty is Still a Dirty Word in America
The figure on real poverty in America is far worse than the Census Bureau recently reported. It found that nearly 40 million Americans are living in official poverty ( less than $22,000 for a family of four). This is an 11 year high.
Thursday, January 28, 2010(2 comments)
Matthews May Have Almost Forgot Obama Was Black But Many Others Haven't
Chris Matthews got a mini-version of the Harry Reid treatment for his honest slip that he almost forgot Obama was black when he watched him during the State of the Union Speech. Matthew's operative word is not black but "almost." But it really wouldn't have made much difference if Matthews had dropped the almost.
Sunday, December 20, 2015(8 comments)
The Democratic National Committee Treads on Perilous Ground with Sanders
The third Democratic presidential candidate's debate got a distant second ranking in headline news to the very public warfare between Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders and the Democratic National Committee. The charges and countercharges between Sanders and the DNC over access to voter data were bad enough.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012(8 comments)
Military's Subsidy of Limbaugh Insults Taxpayers
The Pentagon's defiant pledge to stick with the Rush Limbaugh show no matter what bumps up against a few hard and insulting realities. The Armed Forces Network that carries the Limbaugh show is not a private business, corporation, or proprietorship that can do whatever it pleases with its money, personnel, operations and policy.
Saturday, November 15, 2008(4 comments)
Obama Assassination Jitters
Long before Secret Service officials reported that President elect Barack Obama has gotten more threats against him than any other president-elect,
Friday, August 12, 2011(1 comments)
Rick Perry's Texas Miracle Con Job
Texas governor and reported GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry is the nation's greatest political con artist. His so called Texas Miracle has been totally debunked as a fraud. Yet, Perry with generous help from conservative business leaders, tea party acolytes, and suddenly revved up evangelicals will keep the con very much alive.
Thursday, April 28, 2011(6 comments)
More Trump Silliness--Now it's Obama's Grades
Would be GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wasted no time eagerly snatching at another silly, deliberately distracting, but hopefully for him media grabbing attention issue when his crusade to get President Obama to release his birth certificate came to a quick end when Obama released it.
Sunday, September 21, 2014(85 comments)
Why Darren Wilson Isn't in Cuffs
The most recent protests in Ferguson over the slaying of Michael Brown and all of them seem recent since the protestors have all asked for the same thing. That is to slap the cuffs on Darren Wilson, the officer who gunned down Brown August 9. The reasons given for Wilson's freedom are that the prosecutors and cops almost never arrest and charge other cops with misconduct, the St. Louis County Prosecutor is a bigot, and there's
Thursday, July 22, 2010(44 comments)
Why the White House really Rushed to Judgment on Sherrod
Capitol Hill reporters relentless peppered White House press secretary Robert Gibbs with questions of why the White House rushed to judgment and demanded the resignation of Shirley Sherrod. A clearly flustered Gibbs could only say and repeat that the White House made its horrible decisions on faulty information.
Sunday, January 10, 2010(8 comments)
Reid Spoke the Awful Truth about Obama's Racial Exceptionalism
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid apologized profusely for his unguarded quip that Obama's light skin and non-Negro dialect stood him well with him and by implication other whites. President Obama graciously accepted his apology and applauded him as a supporter and friend. But the embattled leader spoke the awful truth that millions did give Obama a racial pass.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008(4 comments)
Shirtless Obama Pic More than Media Goofiness
The mix of disgust, laughter and goofy gossip at the body ogling photo of Obama on the beach at Hawaii seemed more than justified. The most charitable that could be said was that it was a deathly slow news week and the shot was manna from heaven to stir up a little interest and hopefully controversy.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Romney's Disastrous Prescription for the Black Jobless Crisis
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has managed an incredible feat. In a Google search of millions of references of his campaign speeches, interviews, and his writings, I could not find a single word that he has written or spoken about the greatest economic crisis that faces any of the nation's voter constituencies. That's the crisis of black unemployment.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cosby Has No One to Blame but Cosby for His Sullied Image
or decades Bill Cosby has been enshrined as America's most treasured TV Dad; the quintessential symbol of all that is good and wholesome in family values conscious America. The adulation for Cosby is so colossal and enduring that he's been rewarded with yet another run at a TV series and a mostly hero worship widely acclaimed biography.
Saturday, June 27, 2009(1 comments)
The Terrible Plight of Dr. Conrad Murray
Dr. Conrad Murray can't win. The Michael Jackson family through their surrogate Reverend Jesse Jackson hints that the doctor may have done something terribly wrong in the death of Jackson. Jackson fans were brutal. On the website vitals.com that rates physicians there were more than 100 comments (as of Saturday).
Tuesday, September 6, 2011(14 comments)
A Decade Later 9/11 Zany Conspiracy Theories Still Alive and Well
The decade since the hijacked 747s rammed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon hasn't changed one thing. Millions of Americans still fervently believe that the 9/11 terror attacks were part of a well conceived, well-planned diabolical staged act. A poll commissioned by the BBC found that one in seven Americans still think that 9/11 was a staged act.
Thursday, December 24, 2009(5 comments)
Bestowing Sainthood on Pius XII Ignores a Heinous Past
Pope Benedict XVI's decision to press harder to make Pope Pius XII a saint is not a hostile act against Jews, it's an abomination. The Vatican's mute silence on the Holocaust under Pius's watch aided and abetted it.
Friday, May 1, 2015(4 comments)
Baltimore PD Indictment is one Thing, Conviction is Another
A Maryland prosecutor has charged a Baltimore police officer with a major felony charge in the killing of an unarmed young black male who was not charged with any crime. The case has drawn intense media attention and stirred public rage. Prosecutors in bringing charges are confident that they can get a conviction. And why not there are many witnesses that say the victim was not committing a crime, there was no provocation, and
Sunday, March 6, 2011(6 comments)
Why So Many White Men Still Don't Like President Obama
The latest Pew Research Center survey found a lot of things that should cheer President Obama. Voter anger against government even among those that identify as Tea Party backers is down, the Wisconsin union standoff hasn't stirred any widespread anti-labor backlash, and there's more tolerance than ever for same sex marriage. But the poll also found a troubling note, a continuing troubling note for the White House, and a happy
Tuesday, July 9, 2013(26 comments)
Did Marijuana Use Make Trayvon Martin Violent?
The instant that Sanford police officials in March, 2012 leaked to the media school records that showed Trayvon Martin had been suspended from school for possessing a trace amount of marijuana, there was little doubt that George Zimmerman's defense attorneys would jump all over this to prove their point about Martin.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011(1 comments)
Poverty is America's Taboo Word
There are two new rituals about the yearly census reports on poverty in America. One is that the census figures show more Americans continue to sink into poverty. The poverty rate this year jumped to the highest level in nearly two decades. Those hardest hit remain the same.
Sunday, November 21, 2010(5 comments)
Why Carville Won't Apologize to Obama for his Balls Crack
Not surprisingly the always dependable controversial quotable especially when it come to knocking President Obama Democratic strategist James Carville was petulant and defiant when asked whether he'd apologize for his latest Obama wisecrack. The dig was Carville's supposedly play on an old joke when he cracked that Hillary Clinton should give Obama one of her balls.
Friday, May 14, 2010(1 comments)
Palin's "Mama Grizzlies" Are Devouring the GOP Not Obama
Sarah Palin recently told an anti-abortion activist group that "mama grizzlies" will eat up the Democrats in November and shove the country back into the GOP's arms. Her home grown, home state animal kingdom analogy would have been more apt and frightening a year ago when the Tea Party first gathered steam.
Saturday, March 24, 2012(1 comments)
The Second Murder of Trayvon Martin
The predictable quickly happened with Trayvon Martin. He was murdered again. No, not by rogue, self-appointed vigilante George Zimmerman, but by the non-stop avalanche of veiled and not so veiled hints, innuendoes, digs, and crass, snide, accusing comments, remarks, slander and outright lies about Martin's alleged bad background.
Paul Flunks the R (Racism) Test for Good Reason
Things got worse for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul when his GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich called Paul on the carpet for purported racially inflammatory utterances he made in the 1990s in his officially approved newsletters, Ron Paul's Political Report and Ron Paul's Freedom Report which brought in a considerable haul of cash.
Friday, September 14, 2012(1 comments)
Romney Puts Bush Back in the White House
The terrifying prospect that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney would put George W. Bush back in the White House, if elected, came a step closer to reality with the public unveiling of his transition team. Bush won't literally return to the White House under a Romney regime, but it's close.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Nothing New in the Ape Crack about Michelle Obama
Silly, sick, demeaning cracks made by such as the canned Univision host Rodner Figueroa likening First Lady Michelle Obama to a Planet of the Apes character are not new. Four years ago the then CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association, Walt Baker, took much heat and lost a lot of business for his marketing firm when he also likened the First Lady to a monkey.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013(6 comments)
Zimmerman Trial Juror b37 Reconfirms Glaring Juror Racial Bias
George Zimmerman trial juror b37 flatly said that there was no doubt that Zimmerman feared for his life when he killed Trayvon Martin. When she said that, she reconfirmed two deep and troubling facts about the Zimmerman trial and the criminal justice system.
Thursday, November 13, 2008(2 comments)
Obama's Racial Balancing Act
President elect Barack Obama's close and long time confidant Valerie Jarrett was emphatic when she told a group of black journalists that Obama would not waver one bit in his commitment to diversity in his administration. The journalists were nervous at the paucity of African-American names that have been repeatedly tossed around as likely Obama staff and cabinet picks.
Saturday, December 11, 2010(10 comments)
Nader Slurs President Obama---Again
Leave it to Ralph Nader to do a Tea Party like slur of President Obama the few times a reporter comes calling. During the presidential campaign a peeved, and unnerved Nader didn't stop at criticizing Obama for what he considered a bought and paid for Beltway insider.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Octuplet Mom Reinforced Single Mother Stigma
In her NBC interview Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman was irked at getting pounded for being a single mother with fourteen kids. Or in her words, "it's not as controversial because they're couples so its more acceptable." She had good reason to be irked, but she should be irked at herself too for doing much to reinforce that stigma.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008(3 comments)
More Than a Sentence for O.J. Simpson
The instant O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges in a Las Vegas court, a lusty on line debate ensued between legal experts and bloggers over whether the judge would or should throw the book at Simpson at his sentencing on December 5.
Friday, March 20, 2015(6 comments)
If Ferguson Stays Ferguson, Blacks have no one to blame but themselves
Ferguson will hold municipal elections April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up
Friday, May 5, 2017(25 comments)
Hillary Did Not Lose Because She Was a Lousy Candidate
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey defended going public with his letter on the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's email server flap at the 11th hour of the presidential election. The question, the answer, and the implication that hung heavy was that Comey's release of the letter tipped the election to Trump. Clinton has flatly blamed his perfectly timed election eve release of the let
Thursday, October 22, 2009(14 comments)
The Public Option is dead as a Doornail
President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and a parade of House and Senate Democrats should get academy awards for their play act on the public heath care option. It's as dead as a doornail. Yet, the principal players still tease the public with their talk about it. The public option epitaph was written months ago
Friday, October 7, 2011(8 comments)
President Obama Doesn't Deserve the Knock from Wall Street Occupiers
The Wall Street occupiers withering knock at corporate and financial greed, manipulation and corruption is much deserved. Their knock at former President Bush and Congress for giving Wall Street financial houses the taxpayers open checkbook to bail them out with virtually no requirement that they in turn bail out distressed homeowners and struggling businesses is much deserved.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012(19 comments)
Not Racist Ron Paul, But Opportunist Ron Paul
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is not a racist. But he's a class A opportunist. The smoking gun proof is his much maligned racist newsletters. Proof, not because they spewed racial bile, or that Paul pretty much knew that the writers of the racially loaded quips were fanning racial flames. Enough persons that were familiar with Paul's Ron Paul Survival Report have publicly blown the lid off of Paul. They made it clear t
Monday, April 13, 2015(1 comments)
The Second Murder of Walter Scott
t's getting so predictable you can mail the script in. A young, or not so young, unarmed African-American is gunned down by a cop. It makes brief news. Except the news is not really news but the script. He was reaching for the officer's gun, or his Taser or his nightstick. The officer feared for his life. The officer had no choice but to use the required deadly force.
Saturday, April 4, 2009(9 comments)
Playa Hatin' on Madonna
Let's cut the bull. The issue is not Mercy James. That's the four year old Malawian orphan girl who Madonna wants to adopt. The issue is Madonna. Whether their motive is revulsion, disgust, secret wish fulfillment, sexism, or just plain, garden variety envy, legions just flat out loathe Madonna. Or in the street vernacular, there's a thriving growth industry in playa hatin' on Madonna.
Miss California is Right to Scream About Beauty Contest Hypocrisy
Miss California nee Carrie Prejean is right to scream foul at the scalp hunters who want hers after the pictures of her clad in revealing pink drawers with her back turned to the camera in a suggestive pose ripped around websites. Miss USA Beauty pageant organizers wasted no time in very publicly saber rattling Prejean with the threat of snatching her Miss California crown away for violating the "ethical and moral" standards
Thursday, January 2, 2014(19 comments)
GOP Peddles Hard the Myth of Minimum Wage is a Job Killer
The GOP has ruthlessly sold the outlandish myth to millions that a hike in the minimum wage is a huge job killer. It has been so effective in its hard sell that President Obama and Congressional Democrats have repeatedly been stymied and frustrated in every effort they've made to boost the minimum wage nationally.
Thursday, December 26, 2013(2 comments)
Why A&E and Millions Feverishly Embrace Duck Dynasty Bigotry
A&E certainly knows how to work both sides of the street with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. When Robertson popped off with his by now well-known slurs against gays and blacks A&E feigned righteous indignation and pulled the show. But, did it? A&E deluged legions of its viewers with endless hours of the show on Christmas. This was no accident.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017(2 comments)
I Ask Again, do you Want Pence?
There has never been a single moment before, during, and now especially after, the election of #45 Trump that the call for his impeachment hasn't been loudly screamed. The impeachment talk thermometer now blazes hotter with the allegations that Trump badgered former FBI Director James Comey to scrap the Trump-Russia ties investigation, and then summarily fired him, told him too lay-off investigating former national security ad
Friday, April 10, 2009(3 comments)
An Honorary Degree for Kermit The Frog But Not President Obama
It's not clear whether Arizona State University President Michael Crow had any say in the decision not to grant President Obama, the school's commencement speaker, an honorary degree. But one thing's for sure the dumbest thing that school officials said in telling why they won't grant an honorary degree to President Obama was not that he didn't have a credible body of work.
Now of All Things a Black Sports Jock Peddling the GOP
ESPN host Stephen A Smith has gotten quite a reputation for being a controversial tell-it-like-he-sees-it guy. That's fine in sports punditry. He's an ex-jock, and in that world pretty much any inanity will fly. But when Smith pursed his lips and ventured outside sportsdom to quip that blacks should vote GOP at least one election go round he proved once again that sports and entertainment personalities that venture opinions ab
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Obama's Tin Ear on Bernanke---And Company
President Obama ear can't be that tin on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. His wink and nod at the Big Banks and Wall Street's roulette play with public monies is a big reason for record breaking home foreclosures, record breaking bank executive compensation payouts, soaring bank profits, unemployment climbing again in December, a decade high number of Americans in poverty, and Scott Brown. Yet Obama's still busily jawboning senators
Friday, April 30, 2010(12 comments)
Facebook Thinks Praying for President Obama's Assassination is OK
What if Jody Westby Had not said No to Racial Profiling?
Washington D.C. attorney Jody Westby almost certainly did not return to her home recently thinking that she would be a heroine or perform a heroic act. But in one instant she became just that. She did a powerful humane act that showed in a graphic way how racial profiling can be stopped dead in its tracks. Westby intervened when two police officers stopped Dennis Stucky, a disabled black handyman, in her neighborhood after rec
Sunday, July 29, 2012(1 comments)
Hate on Social Media Against President Obama Soars
The legion of web sites, bloggers, talk show jocks, and the occasional GOP official that has teed off on President Obama and at times Michelle Obama with assorted borderline racist digs, taunts, and depictions have been relentless.
Sunday, February 16, 2014(8 comments)
Clarence Thomas Should be The Last to Whine about Race
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is back at it again. The "it' is talking, or rather as is his want, complaining about race. In his latest tirade Thomas left no doubt who he had in mind as being too racially thin skinned when he finger-pointed "liberal elites" and then reeled off the by now familiar litany of racial slights, incidents, and attacks on him over the years all by liberals, of course.
Affirmative Action Decision No Election Game Changer
The instant the Supreme Court decided to again tackle affirmative action, President Obama wasted no time. His Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. filed a straight forward brief that was signed off on by five federal agencies and the Justice Department that flatly called on the High Court to not scrap race as a factor in education.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015(1 comments)
Racist Video Casts Ugly Glare on College's Blind Eye to Frat Racism
Five years before the racist video by the disgraced Oklahoma University fraternity Alpha Sigma Epsilon ignited a firestorm of student and public rage, hundreds of students and faculty members were up in arms over the "Compton Cook Out" at the University of California, San Diego and several other UC campuses. The protests didn't stop racist, bad behaving fraternities from being just that, racist, bad behaving fraternities. In q
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Revisiting the FBI's Dirty War on Black America
The tale of FBI informant Ernest Withers is now well known. He spent years busily snapping photos of many major civil rights happenings, actions, and doings of civil rights leaders, most notably Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He got close-up shots of them because either through disinterest, Wither's flattery, or simply naivety, they trusted him to record their sometimes most intimate moments.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
GOP Still Drinking Its Kool Aid on Black Voters
You can count on it like clockwork in the run-up to a presidential election. A GOP presidential candidate will make a much publicized declaration that the GOP will shift gears and go all out to court black voters. The candidate will dust off and spout the same shop worn arguments.
Why Didn't Rand Paul Fire His Racially Suspect Spokesperson?
The news hit last December that there was a racially inflammatory picture of the lynching of a black man next to a smiling cherubic picture of three young happy go lucky whites captioned "Happy N".Day" on senate campaign spokesperson Chris Hightower's myspace website.
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Issue for the Supreme Court is Not Obamacare, But Obama
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was lambasted as a turncoat, traitor, and betrayer by conservatives when he cast the deciding fifth vote in 2012 upholding the constitutional soundness of the Affordable Care Act. This allowed states and the federal government to put in an array of measures to fully implement the act. That didn't end the matter.
Monday, August 29, 2011(9 comments)
President Obama's Continuing White Problem
Democratic presidential candidate Obama faced the problem. President Obama faces the problem. And now President Obama in his re-election bid faces the problem. The majority of whites still will not accept his presidency.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Race Still Drives the War against Universal Health Care
President Obama has heard all the arguments against universal health care. One he won't hear from opponents, that is the private insurers and hospitals, is that of their fear of having to cover and treat the millions of black and Hispanic uninsured.
Sunday, October 10, 2010(5 comments)
Could George Bush beat Obama?
Talk about a page from Ripley's Believe it or not. A new CNN poll now claims that the one-time universally battered, bruised, hectored and in virtual disgrace George W. Bush is almost as popular as President Obama.
Sunday, May 11, 2014(1 comments)
It's Official--The Tea Party is now the Republican Party
Georgia House Representative Jack Kingston went through a hoop that virtually defies belief. He voted against a bill that he spent months on helping to write. The bill was a spending bill and the type o bill that the tea party has relentlessly opposed.
Sunday, April 3, 2011(17 comments)
The GOP Makes Obama's re-election Easier by the Day
President Obama's re-election bid announcement was pro forma. There was never any doubt whether he'd run again, and if the GOP has anything to do with it, the odds are looking better every day that he'll win in a walk away. It didn't start out that way, though. The first year of his White House tenure, things looked shaky for re-election.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Republican's Blame Ebola on Obama Ploy Backfires
The instant the Ebola crisis hit American shores the inevitable happened. The GOP blamed President Obama for it. First it was the lame brained borderline racist charge that Obama either deliberately or through sheer incompetence did nothing to seal the borders to keep the virus at bay. T
Friday, April 8, 2011(1 comments)
Whither the Tea Party?
The first rumbling that the party may be ending is in, and for more than a few it's none too soon. The party in this case is the Tea Party. Two things in rapid succession signaled that the light may be dimming for the party.
Friday, May 26, 2017(3 comments)
Montana Shows Democrats Still Clueless on How to Beat Trump
"Montana special election? Oh, I didn't know about that." This is what one of the most influential Democratic Congressional Committee members, South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn had to say about the Montana Congressional special election. The quip told much about why the Democrats are still in big trouble in trying to figure out how to beat Trump.
Sunday, November 3, 2013(3 comments)
Alleged Los Angeles Airport Shooter May Be More than a Lone Nut
Two troubling polls were taken within less than a month of each other last March and April. The March poll by Public Policy Polling found that nearly one third of Americans think that there is a secretive, diabolical cabal out to rule the world through a "New World Order."
Saturday, August 22, 2009(5 comments)
President Obama's One Term Nightmare
In an interview on NBC's Today Show two weeks after he was sworn in President Obama was blunt. He said that if he didn't deliver he'd be "a one term proposition." Put this in the category of what did he know and when did he know it. The it is that he was under the intense glare of the public to deliver the goods, or be quickly dumped in the presidential has been bin. Polls back up this hard political reality about Obama.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
"Obama Hates America"
The Obama Hates America theme is not hyperbole. It has been relentlessly played for all it's worth from the second that then Democratic presidential candidate Obama announced in February 2007 that he would seek the White House. It almost certainly will be played hard again in the days leading up to the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010(5 comments)
Don't Dare Equate Sherrod's "Racism" With GOP and Tea Party's Racism
Fox News, and the gaggle of rightside blogs, websites, and assorted tea party activists were in sheer delirium when they dug up an old tape of Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department's director of rural development in Georgia, supposedly getting caught with her racism hanging down.
Thursday, August 19, 2010(7 comments)
No Surprise so Many Think Obama's a Muslim
It's no surprise that so many Americans think that Obama is a Muslim. The Pew Research Center poll found a big increase in the number of Republicans that think that. Certainly that was no surprise. And only slight less surprising the poll found that lots of Democrats and Independents also think that he's a Muslim.
Sunday, April 4, 2010(6 comments)
Obama Makes it Official: He's African-American
President Obama unequivocally and unhesitatingly made it official: he's African-American. That may sound silly and facile to say that but his checking the box "African-American" on his census form did two things. It made meaningless the incessant chatter of whether Obama should be called mixed race or African-American.
Sunday, June 30, 2013(2 comments)
America's Shameful Treatment of Mandela Still Lingers
During his trip to South Africa, President Obama graciously and reverentially praised Nelson Mandela as a leader who inspired people around the world and that included himself. This was more than just praise for one of the planet's most respected leaders, the man Obama called by his traditional tribal (and affectionate) name Madiba.
Sunday, March 15, 2015(2 comments)
Alleged Ferguson Police Shooter is a Nightmare For Police Reform
Every activist organization in the forefront of the protests over the police killing of Michael Brown quickly issued a statement, or called a press conference, and that included the family of Brown. They roundly condemned the assault on the two Ferguson police officers by alleged gunman, Jeffrey Williams. Some didn't stop there, they went further, much further, and made it clear that they wanted just as badly as police officia
Monday, January 2, 2012(12 comments)
Ron Paul's Fetish on Civil Rights
GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul just can't seem to help himself when it comes to his fetish on a law which has been on the books for nearly five decades and which has long since been rendered a moot point by even avowed white supremacists. That's the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Thursday, March 13, 2014(1 comments)
Ryan’s Naked Bigotry on Black Jobless Crisis Shows GOP’s True Colors
Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan managed to kill two birds with one quip. He demonstrated his appalling arrogance and ignorance about the true cause of the black unemployment crisis. At the same time he made mockery of the GOP's oft repeated claim that it wants to mend its bigoted ways and be a party of true diversity.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012(1 comments)
Will Gingrich Bring White Supremacy Back to the White House?
Put "President" in front of Newt Gingrich and there's an even chance "white supremacy" could be put in front of his presidential moniker. The suddenly surging Gingrich upped his racially loaded pandering scorecard with the resurface of a handwritten first draft of a series of talks he prepared in 1993 a couple of years before his ascendancy to House Speaker for his prescription for "renewing American civilization".
Why President Obama Can't Say "I support Gay Marriage"--Yet
President Obama has been called on the carpet yet again by some gay activists for not forcefully and unequivocally saying "I support gay marriage." This doesn't mean simply his backing full equality, civil rights, civil unions, support gays in the military, calls on UN to end discrimination against gays,making supportive speeches to gay rights groups and strongly opposing the seemingly never ending ballot initiatives and leg
Madoff's Guilty Plea Scam
Despised financial fraud Bernie Madoff may have one last scam in him. And this one may be the biggest and most infuriating of all. He may sleaze his way out of rotting away his last days in prison.
Friday, May 15, 2009(2 comments)
The Other Farrah Story
Farrah Fawcett watched her personal, moving and life affirming story on ABC-TV. Millions applauded her for her valiant fight against cancer and her inspirational message to fight on to many others who wage their own private medical battle against the dread disease. Lawanda Jackson was not one of them who applauded Fawcett.
Monday, March 15, 2010(1 comments)
Torrance California Police Stop Again Casts Ugly Glare on Racial Profiling
The throng of angry whites jeered, catcalled, and spat out borderline racial insults at the small group of mostly black protestors. This wasn't a march against Jim Crow in Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, Mississippi, or Cicero, The year wasn't 1963. The charged racial confrontation happened on March 14, 2010 in the self-billed All-American, mostly white Los Angeles suburban bedroom city of Torrance, California.
Saturday, February 11, 2017(2 comments)
The much-respected Public Policy Polling group in a recent poll blared the headline "Americans now evenly divided on Impeaching Trump." This is no surprise. The presidential election results were barely finalized in November when the furious talk, speculation, and outright calls began for Trump's impeachment.
Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the "R" word. R as in racism but others, many others, and that includes Duncan's family, flatly charged that he was virtually left to die because he was black.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015(1 comments)
Nice try Rand Paul, But it won't Work
Freshly minted 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has a few good things going for him. He has talked back to the war hawks. He wants to radically rein in out of control intelligence spying.
Sunday, October 6, 2013(15 comments)
Was Race a Factor in the Slaying of Miriam Carey?
Miriam Carey's sisters screamed loudly that their sister did not have to die in the hail of gunfire from D.C. police. They did not say or even hint that race had anything to do with the young black woman's slaying in her alleged attack on the White House. The blizzard of oft times conflicting reports on how and why she was killed has left plenty of room for much speculation and serious doubt over whether Carey really was a dan
Sunday, July 31, 2016(1 comments)
How About Four New Scalia's on the Supreme Court
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump upped the ante again on arguably the single biggest campaign issue that has Trump and Clinton backers the most anxious about. That's who gets to appoint who to the Supreme Court during the next four to eight years. There could be anywhere from two to four vacancies in that time span. Trump upped the ante in three ways. The first was when he again tossed out the name of the late Antonin Sca
Party Ending for the Tea Party?
There are two things that have distinguished the tea party. With the help of an awestruck, fawning media, it has been able to harness public disaffection with Washington beltway politicians and a large segment of white conservative anger and loath of President Obama's policies.
Friday, July 15, 2011(6 comments)
Obama Has No Choice But to Tap The Fat Cats
The news reports that President Obama was courting large campaign donors stirred complaints that this will put him even deeper into political hock to fat cat donors and the corporate rich if re-elected.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016(7 comments)
Why I Will Not Be Watching Any More Presidential Debates
A few minutes into the first presidential debate between Trump and Clinton, Clinton did the very thing that I cringe at and hoped she would not do. She went after Trump on a point about jobs and their alleged loss to China, Mexico, and just about everywhere else you can think of but here. If she hadn't gone on the attack, Trump sooner or later would have.
Sunday, February 21, 2010(15 comments)
Ron Paul Still as Scary as Ever
Ron Paul is still as scary as ever, or maybe I should scarier than ever for the GOP. This has absolutely nothing to do with his unsurprising landslide win in the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual presidential straw poll. It was hardly the win of the ages since the CPAC convention was stacked with tea party zealots, and young zealots at that.
The Whitest of White 2012 GOP Convention
The 2012 GOP convention organizers made much of the announcement that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Democratic Congressman Arthur Davis, and Saratoga Springs, Utah Mayor Mia Love will be among the featured speakers at the convention. They are supposedly the GOP's loud public rebuke to the relentless charge that it has snatched in the welcome mat to blacks.
Thursday, November 17, 2011(2 comments)
GOP Presidential Candidates Tongue Tied on Paterno
GOP presidential candidates have been loose lipped on any and every public policy issue imaginable. But suddenly they have all have lost their speech on the Penn State scandal. They have uttered barely a peep about the scandal.
Sunday, December 13, 2015(2 comments)
Why Cruz is far More Dangerous than Trump
The latest poll on the GOP presidential candidate's derby now has Texas Senator Ted Cruz steaming past prior front-runner Donald Trump in the crucial first out the box Iowa primary February 1.
The poll result tells much about why Cruz is far more dangerous than Trump. But there's more, much more, to tell why.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014(4 comments)
Now Rumsfeld Uses Ape Image about President Obama
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been a fierce and relentless critic of President Obama's defense and foreign policy initiatives since Obama set foot in the White House. But Rumsfeld seemingly could have picked just about any other pejorative term or reference to make his never ending point about Obama's alleged failure than the one he used. He told a Fox News interviewer that "a trained ape" could do better on
Monday, January 5, 2009(4 comments)
The Genius of Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is a genius. All she has to do is shake that stringy blonde hair, prance around in tight mini skirts, show her rail thin, pale white legs, spew foul mouthed expletives about her favorite whipping boy, liberals and the so-called liberal media and the tongues roar furiously.
Monday, November 8, 2010(1 comments)
Bush's Love fest for President Obama
Former President George W. Bush seems to be about the only top Republican in the land who hasn't taken a shot at President Obama. There's not one, I repeat, not one single word of criticism of Obama's performance to date in the White House in Bush's near 500 page memoir, Decision Points.
Sunday, May 29, 2016(12 comments)
True Danger Signs in Clinton Email Flap
There will be no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in the flap over the use of her private server for State Department business. There will be no finding that Clinton broke any federal laws in using her private server. There is no evidence whatsoever that Clinton jeopardized national security by the use of her private server. The never ending House
Friday, January 28, 2011(2 comments)
President Obama Sends the Right Signal on Drug War
President Obama uttered the words in a recent You Tube Townhall that drug reform advocates have long wanted to hear from a president. His blunt comment that "drug legalization is a legitimate topic for debate" came in response to a question from a former law enforcement officer.
Sunday, March 30, 2014(1 comments)
Disgraced State Senator Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action
Ranking California Democratic State Senator Leland Yee made the news twice in recent weeks. And both times it was for the wrong thing. The first time was for his FBI bust on charges of gun running and public corruption. The second reason he was in the news potentially has far more damaging consequences.
A Little Talk with the Man who prayed For Obama's Death
Even by the nut case standard of the assorted pack of neo-Nazi unreconstructed Klan members, Aryan Nation haters, and the legion of loose screw religious cranks and loonies, the Reverend Wiley S. Drake's public prayer for the death of President Obama stretched far past the outer limit of credulity.
Thursday, June 19, 2014(3 comments)
President Obama Dodges GOP Trap on Iraq
The instant Sunni militants overran two major Iraq cities the predictable happened. Arizona Senator John McCain and the pack of GOP congressional leaders, GOP web bloggers, talk show hosts, and assorted pundits screamed at the top of their lungs that "we told you so."
Monday, September 16, 2013(24 comments)
The GOP Still Hell Bent to Make Obama a Failed President
GOP House speaker John Boehner is making a strained effort to check House Republicans in their hell bent charge against President Obama on the budget, continued government funding, and their pet loathing, the Affordable Care Act. His effort is fruitless for one simple reason. Tea Party backed House Republicans loudly, and the GOP establishment quietly, will never shed their obsessive dream of making the Obama presidency a fail
Claim that Blacks back the Tea Party is Pure P.T. Barnum Bunkum
P.T. Barnum would steal this one if he were still around. That's the claim that more blacks than ever now say they back the Tea Party. This bunkum comes courtesy of Pajama TV's tracking poll that purportedly found that more than one out of three African-Americans supports the Tea Party. And even more incredibly back the movement strongly. Even more incredibly still, the poll claims that almost forty percent privately say they
Saturday, November 14, 2015(6 comments)
Hunt Terrorists in Paris Massacre, Not Witch-hunt Muslims
The instant news broke about the hideous bloodbath in Paris, the predictable happened. The tweets from the conservative echo chamber came fast and furious. They called for a total, all-out war, bashed immigrants, gun control advocates, liberals, the students at the University of Missouri, President Obama, lax security, permissiveness, and of course, Muslims.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009(6 comments)
Democrats Screwed Themselves
House Democrat Michael Capuano shocked House Democrats at their weekly Caucus meeting recently when he flatly told them they're screwed.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Here's why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn't called a Domestic Terrorist
The two words that were glaringly missing in the reams of news clips, press reports, and news features on alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic killer, Robert Lewis Dear were "domestic" and "terrorist." His target, the clinic, and his victims were deliberately and calculatedly chosen. Attorney General Loretta Lynch promptly labeled the shooting a "crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parent
Saturday, January 25, 2014(1 comments)
President Obama Casts Ugly Glare on Race Tainted Drug War
President Obama again cast an ugly glare on the race tainted drug laws in a recent interview and in reports from the White House. He specifically finger pointed marijuana. Virtually all medical professionals have repeatedly said that marijuana use is no more damaging than alcohol, and so did Obama. If anything, judging from the thousands of family break ups, the mountainous carnage from alcohol related accidents and physical d
Friday, April 19, 2013(1 comments)
Hunt Terrorists, Not Witchhunt Muslims
President Obama's cautious admonition not to rush to judgment about the Boston Marathon terror bombing until all the facts were in put a momentary check on the media and some in the public who were rushing to spew the perennial "Muslim terrorists" did it line.
Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race
Hillary Clinton was pilloried and battered for days on end for not uttering a peep about the Michael Brown slaying, the Ferguson disorders, and most importantly race. Clinton took heat on this for the simple reason that she almost certainly will run for president and likely win.
Friday, March 21, 2014
The GOP's Talk about Minority Outreach Just That, Talk
One year ago Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus assured one and all that the GOP had learned from its 2008 and especially 2012 presidential election debacles and that it would change its losing ways. The formula for the comeback was the something that the GOP has more than once paid much lip service to and that was making the party more inclusive. This meant making a real effort to draw more blacks and Hispa
Friday, April 24, 2015(1 comments)
The GOP Will Still War on Lynch
Attorney General Loretta Lynch at long last won the first round of battle with the GOP with her confirmation. But it's only the first round. The forty-three GOP senators who vote against her confirmation made clear by their vote against her that she will be on the same political hot seat as former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Why a Shrinking Tea Party Still Holds the Nation Hostage
There are three horrific facts about the bunch that's holding the nation hostage in the partial government shutdown. One is that they are either Tea Party members or affiliated with the party. Another is that they are a minority even within the minority of GOP congresspersons. The other is that their influence and numbers in the general population have plunged to the lowest point since the Tea Party inception a few years back.
Thursday, September 26, 2013(2 comments)
The Federal Government's War on King Went Far beyond NSA Taps
The newly declassified documents released by the National Security Agency offer more proof of what's long been known and that's that the federal government routinely spied on Dr. Martin Luther King. However, the NSA taps are only the tip of the government spy iceberg against King. What's still only sketchily known or remembered is that the government waged a long, brutal and systematic covert campaign against King that didn't
Baltimore is the First Big Test for Attorney General Lynch
In the days immediately before Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General, one of her advisors noted that she felt that law enforcement is good for minority communities. He went further and said that she feels strongly that police and minority communities have much more in common than differences.
Federal Prosecution of Zimmerman Compelling, But Unlikely
The instant that Trayvon Martin's family, their attorneys, and civil rights leaders honed media attention on his slaying and made it a national flashpoint issue, the cry rose for a Justice Department probe and possible prosecution of George Zimmerman on civil rights charges
Sunday, May 12, 2013(1 comments)
Charles Ramsey Stood Racial Stereotypes on their Head
A week after the great debate over whether Charles Ramsey is an American hero or another American casualty of media induced racial stereotyping or both after helping save the lives of the three kidnapped Cleveland women, one thing is now clear. Ramsey has done the seemingly impossible. He's turned racial stereotyping on its head.
Sunday, July 7, 2013(4 comments)
Why so Many Believe Blacks Are America's Racists
A recent Rasmussen poll found that more Americans by a wide margin think blacks are more racist than whites. This also included a significant percent of blacks who according to Rasmussen said that they consider more blacks racist than whites or Hispanics. The poll was sloughed off, mocked, and skewered by some.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010(1 comments)
How the Democrats Blew Their Mandate
President Obama's biggest worry should not be that his approval ratings hit a new low in July (says Gallup). Or that nearly forty percent rate him as worse than average as a president. That's just a paper figure and it can change at any time. The big worry should be that more people disapprove of his performance on the following issues than approve:
Friday, June 26, 2009(2 comments)
Remembering the Other Michael Jackson
Near the end of the first week of Michael Jackson's infamous child molestation trial in 2005, a large group of African-American community activists and leaders gathered at a community center in Los Angeles to talk about Jackson, the trial and whether he was a target because he was a rich, successful, and famous African-American.
Palin's Play of the Obama as Hitler Card Was Inevitable
The only surprise when Sarah Palin tweeted out her message to followers likening President Obama to Hitler was that it took so long for her to make the comparison. Her tea party pals, and a rogues list of GOP and rightwing hacks, bigots, loudmouths, and spin artists took giddy delight in making the Obama to Hitler comparison even before he put a foot in the Oval Office.
Thursday, October 13, 2011(1 comments)
The Unthinkable: a Cain Versus Obama Match-Up
A month ago it was unthinkable. That is a head to head match-up between GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and President Obama. It's still unlikely, but Cain's quick rise to the top of the GOP presidential candidate heap makes Cain versus Obama now at least thinkable.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017(2 comments)
What Sanders and Warren Got Right and Wrong About Obama's Speaking Fees
Before I get to what Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders got right and wrong about former President Obama's big Wall Street speech paydays, here's a personal note. I have headed a non-profit public advocacy and education foundation for more than a decade, and in that time, every penny that I have received from speaking fees, appearances, and other public activities, have been turned over t
Sunday, March 1, 2015(1 comments)
Why We Still Need a Selma
One week after Alabama state troopers bludgeoned civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma on March 7, 1965 a visibly shaken Lyndon Johnson called for and addressed a joint session of Congress. His message was clear. His administration would pull out all stops to pass a voting rights bill which was the objective of the Selma marches.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009(1 comments)
Obama "might not have been served at a local Restaurant"
" ....a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath." President Barack Obama's line in his inaugural speech was short, pointed and it passed too fast.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Can the Tea Party Clean Up Its Racist Act?
Arkansas Tea Party leader Richard Caster gave all the appearances at least publicly of being a man genuinely outraged at what one of his Ozark Tea Party steering committee members said and did. Inge Marler told a meeting of the Ozark Tea Party in Mountain Home, Ark., on the Baxter County Fairgrounds a blatantly racist joke about blacks.
Monday, March 23, 2009(6 comments)
Oakland Police Massacre Casts Ugly Glare on Ex-Felon Desperation
A general consensus is that it was a deadly mix of panic, rage, and frustration that caused Lovelle Mixon to snap. His shocking murderous rampage left 4 Oakland police officers dead and a city and police agencies in deep soul search abut what went so terribly wrong.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016(1 comments)
Hillary's Five Challenges in her Acceptance Speech
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has five challenges she faces in her acceptance speech. Not one of them has to do with her GOP rival Trump. The first is personal, very personal. She has to make people want to vote for her not just because she's the most savvy, experienced, prepared, and knowledgeable about foreign and domestic policy issues, which she is.
Sunday, April 16, 2017(7 comments)
Impeaching Trump is Not an Option--Yet
Few subjects have been more hotly debated, scrutinized, and endlessly rehashed, then whether Number 45 Trump can or will be impeached. A deluge of petitions has been circulated on line and tens of thousands of signatures have been gathered for his removal. The issue of a Trump impeachment roared back on the public and media plate at a recent anti-Trump tax disclosure rally in Washington D.C. where speaker after speaker called
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Phony Comparison between Palin's Lethal Crosshairs Map and Democrats' Map
The loops that Tea Party leaders, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and more staid conservative analysts, and even Barbara Walters has been amazing to watch to let Sarah Palin off the hook for her lethal crosshairs map that targeted House Democrat Gabriella Giffords and nineteen other Democrats is absolutely amazing to see and hear.
Saturday, October 5, 2013(3 comments)
The GOP's Debt Ceiling War is Not about Debt but About Obama
In September, the National Review Online made public the blueprint of the House GOPs war plan to stonewall the debt ceiling raise. The plan of attack included many of the same demands the GOP has repeatedly made to stall, eliminate, or delay every program and initiative President Obama has put forth.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Supreme Court is Trump and the Right's Jewel in the Crown
President-elect Donald Trump has made no utterance since his election about who he will tap to fill the Antonin Scalia vacancy on the High Court. However, this hasn't stopped others from endlessly speculating about just who that might be. Names have been tossed out all over the place. The consensus being that it could be a moderate conservative who would have the best chance of getting confirmed with a minimum of rancor.
Democrats Hung Obama Out on the GOP Limb
The script is well worn. President Obama floats a proposal on the debt ceiling and the budget that appears to give away too much to the GOP. The Democrats howl that Obama is betraying principles to get the GOP to make a deal.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014(4 comments)
Jury Way Out on a Federal Prosecution of Darren Wilson
The moment that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown the cry went up for a federal investigation and prosecution of Wilson on civil rights charges. Brown's family, attorney, and many civil rights leaders had absolutely no confidence that Wilson would ever be arrested, charged or indicted.
Duck Dynasty Proved Again Bucks Always Trumps Bigotry
A&E Television Network's decision to bring back Duck Dynasty was never in doubt. In fact, the surprise was that A&E officials even went through the charade of momentarily canning the show's patriarch Phil Robertson. Duck Dynasty quite simply is a business first and foremost. The lifeblood of A&E and indeed any other TV network is business.
Sunday, April 30, 2017(5 comments)
Why So Many Still Adore Trump--Despite Everything
Instead of attending the pro-forma White House Correspondents' Association dinner as every president has done in the last nearly four decades, #45 Trump beats up on the press before a wildly enthusiastic and cheering crowd in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The crowd predictably takes the cue and jeers at reporters busily hammering away on their laptops at the rally. This is more than a case of Trump playing to an emotional moment t
Thursday, December 17, 2009(2 comments)
Time Magazine's Person of The Year Joke
Time Magazine's editors got a jump on April Fools Day when they named Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke its Person of the Year. Here's what Bernanke did since he took over the Fed in 2006 to earn the laughable award. He winked and nodded at the fraudulent AIG, JPM, and Bear Stearns bailout without demanding compensation to the treasury (taxpayers) in return for the giveaway billions.
Does Cain's Florida Win Prove the GOP Isn't Racist?
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's wipe out of the GOP presidential field in the Florida straw poll got much attention partly because he was so far behind presumptive GOP Presidential front runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.