In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Republicans and Black People

Republicans are wrong to ignore black voters in the way that they do. I don’t think it’s a hopeless cause for them, and even modest inroads into the black community could tip elections the GOP’s way. Sure, African Americans have been resistant to changing their allegiance. The task for the GOP seems impossible. But I’m not really aware of much of an attempt by Republicans

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Obama Once Questioned Whether Nonviolence “Makes Sense”

In a speech given just a over a decade ago, President Obama said Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolence “only makes sense” if the rich have sufficient empathy for the poor and the “powerless” are able to see a chance to become like those he says are running society. Speaking on Martin Luther King Day in 2002 at a church in Chicago, then-State Senator Obama

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Obama to Speak at Lincoln Memorial on MLK Speech Anniversary

President Obama will deliver remarks at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, the White House announced this afternoon. I know we won’t be reliving the electrifying eloquence of King’s speech. But hopefully Obama will at least leave faux-civil rights heroes like Trayvon Martin out of it and say things that will actually promote unity,

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Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports to increase economic growth and reduce “income inequality” are not adopted, then race relations in the United State may deteriorate further. “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said

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Obama Misses His Moment on Race

I got this note the other day from one of our readers, a woman who is named Dr. Love, in response to President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin. I am an average weight white girl who happens to wear a 34 – M cup bra and is covered with tattoo’s. And guess what Mr. President I get followed in stores too and believe me I

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Shirley Sherrod Declines Agriculture Job

Well, as I predicted, Shirley Sherrod ain’t going back to the Department of Agriculture. Instead, she wants to take some time off. Big mistake. About the time off, that is. You remember Shirley, right? She’s the one who was fired as an Ag official after an edited version of some remarks she made appeared to show her as a rank racist. When the full remarks

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Obama’s Shame and the Firing of Shirley Sherrod

Who is to blame for the fiasco in which a good woman was defamed and fired because of an maliciously edited video showing what appeared to be racist comments, but which was actually a story of racial redemption? First of all, Andrew Breitbart, who presented the video, and the non-journalists who failed to question whether it was the whole story, including Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and

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