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Entries by Byron Williams from 08/2010

Will Obama Fall Into Vietnam Trap in Afghanistan?

| Posted 08.01.2010 | Politics

Like Johnson, Obama inherited this mess, but as of Jan. 20, 2009, it was his mess to clean up. What's really at stake is whether historians will view BHO in Afghanistan as synonymous with LBJ in Vietnam.

A Transformative Day in American History

| Posted 08.06.2010 | Politics
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Taking the same route to City Hall that so many trekked after San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was assassinated made it a surreal moment -- a remi...

Is This the Year of the 14th Amendment?

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Politics

The 14th Amendment opened the door to what the American experiment could be in ways unimagined by the Founders. The 14th Amendment made America better for everyone.

The N-Word and our Collective Immaturity

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Politics

Are we incapable of seeing the different usage of the N-word between Schlessinger, urban comics, Mel Gibson, or the Ku Klux Klan? Or does our collective immaturity possess room only for a one-size-fits-all definition?

Feigning Patriotism in Order to Spew Un-American Rhetoric

| Posted 08.22.2010 | Politics

I refer to those who oppose building the mosque at Ground Zero as holding an un-American position because the First Amendment stands in their way, yet they still seek the path of the emotional short cut.

The Best Hope Democrats Have Is Republican Chaos

| Posted 08.30.2010 | Politics

It would seem bad news abounds for the Democrats' midterm fortunes this year. In fact, I can think of only one reason for Democrats to be hopeful: the internal chaos within the Republican Party.