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Entries by Byron Williams from 08/2012

President Obama and Strother Martin

| Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

If President Barack Obama loses in November, he may have no one but himself to blame. The "Strother Martin Syndrome" has marred the president's first term.

Sikhs Are Collateral Damage of Our Post-9/11 Ignorance

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

In our post 9/11 world Sikhs have been victims of an increasing number of hate crimes, school bullying and workplace discrimination. Have we been systematically desensitized so that the default for a turban and a beard translates to a potential terrorist?

I Understand Why Romney Selected Ryan, I'm Just Not Sure Why Ryan Accepted

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Ryan is considered a rising star within conservative circles. Conservative pundits, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications openly advocated for Ryan's selection. But it is only a net plus for Ryan if Romney wins.

Were Biden's Remarks Truly a Gaffe?

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

In the current political season, where obfuscation of serious policy concerns is the preferred modus operandi, it is easy to conclude Biden is guilty of a gaffe. But what exactly was the gaffe?

The Establishment May No Longer Be the Establishment

| Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

This is not Sharron Angle advocating for "Second Amendment remedies," Christine O'Donnell declaring she is "not a witch," or former Sen. George Allen's racist "macaca" statement. This is the ugly underbelly of mainstream Republican orthodoxy.

Shirts Versus Skins: Politics and the Cynical Use of Rule 22

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

The day the president was sworn into office there was a corresponding Machiavellian plan to make him a one-term president.