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Obama the pessimist and “no we can’t” malaise

After a few back and forths over at Karoli’s blog, I think I’ve happened on one of my many issues with Obama; he’s a closet pessimist. The thing is, our

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the takeaway from Obama’s first term

My thoughts on Obama’s first term are up at Yourblackpolitics. As always, here’s a snippet: In a meeting with over 100 community leaders at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama urged

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on cain’s imagined frontrunner status

Or rather, why Cain was never the front runner.

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affirmative action for black republicans?

Obviously, Herman Cain isn’t the best that the Republican Party has to offer, so why’d he get a shot at the big leagues? But the bigger question is, how’d Cain

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if herman cain’s new ad looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen a boxer take a dive before

Here’s the ad;   Here’s a bit of how I feel about it; For Cain, this sort of political adventurism seems more about securing the good graces of the white

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some thoughts on rick perry calling herman cain “brother”

Up at Yourblackpolitics, I have a thing or three to say about Rick Perry’s reference to Herman Cain as “brother”. As always, here’s a peak; Generally, I steer clear of

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herman cain at his best; cain vs. clinton

Herman Cain is the man – sometimes. In this video, a much younger Herman Cain does a formidable job sparring with one of the world’s most persuasive and enigmatic figures-

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cain vs. obama; in this corner, a conservative black man…. and in this corner – another one!

My thoughts on how Cain and Obama are more alike than different are up at the Yourblackpolitics blog. If you get a chance, check it out. Here’s a taste; What

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My President Is Black (well, sort of); why arbiters of blackness are important

I really don’t understand the interventionists who come to Obama’s defense any time someone ostensibly questions his blackness. Being black is about a lot of things, and yes, among those

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i can draw a line through it…

Occupy Wall Street Sign Tea Party Sign Maybe it’s just me, but I feel I can draw a line through these two photos. In Washington D.C., journalists often speak of

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