Comfort for the Parents of the Innocent

by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. September 18, 1963, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama [Delivered at funeral service for three of the children – Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Diane Wesley – killed in the bombing. A separate service was held for the fourth victim, Carole Robertson.] This afternoon we gather […]

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Educated Liars: Stanford Brings Back ROTC

Since the Vietnam War era, ROTC has operated away from most elite university campuses, marginalized by a leftist majority against war and militarization. But yesterday, rhetorically due to the end of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in any branch of the U.S. armed forces, the Stanford […]

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THE KITCHEN TABLE: Women’s Health and Economic Recovery

THE KITCHEN TABLE: Women’s Health and Economic Recovery. The White House urged House Democrats to strip the Medicaid Family Planning Option from the stimulus package.  This provision would expand access to affordable family planning to millions of low-income women.  Over the past week conservative pundits and policy makers have miss represented and lied about this […]

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give the man the seat

Damn. I personally feel bad for Roland Burris, the Illinois politician selected by Blagojevich to fill Obama’s Senate seat and denied entrance into the Capitol today. While I understand the concern that anyone the governor chose for the spot would be tainted due to the allegations against Blagojevich, I have yet to see anything come […]

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guess who i saw today?

Melissa Harris-Lacewell: An amazing black female public intellectual whose research is placing black American women front and center. I shouldn’t idolize anyone, but when you are feeling like the academics around you really don’t appreciate the work of black people or about black people, seeing her today did a lot for me. I’d already been […]

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voting NO on Prop 8

There are not many issues I feel the need to speak about, as there are so many things to be for and against, and I just feel like being for or against everything kind of waters down your passion for any one of them. But one issue I’ve always felt strongly about is legalized discrimination […]

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god, i love politics

I love politics. But that hasn’t always been the case. Actually I loved politics up through the 2004 election, and for the last four years I haven’t cared. I even loved politics in the 2000 election, as dissapointed as I was, because I marveled at the audacity of not knowing who won by midnight of […]

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joe the racist

Mr. Wurzelbacher told Ms. Couric that his encounter with Mr. Obama was a matter of impulse. “Neighbors were outside asking him questions, and I didn’t think they were asking him tough enough questions,” he said. He went on, “You know, I’ve always wanted to ask one of these guys a question and really corner them […]

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as said by my husband

The “b” ain’t even next to the “s”, but this really is some BS…

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it’s the economy, stupid

I’m prepared to eat my words if I (or you) learn otherwise, but I don’t buy this “crisis” in the financial markets. Not that it isn’t a crisis, because it sure has become one. But I don’t buy that there is anything fundamentally wrong with the economy. I actually agree with the Republican candidate on […]

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