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Entries by Clarence B. Jones from 08/2011

Are We Witnessing a Failed Presidency and the Demise of Hope?

| Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Criticism of Obama seems to focus most on his leadership style or more harshly, lack of presidential leadership. I think this lets his critics in the Democratic Party off the hook.

Presidential Words Still Matter

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

A birthday present for the president would be for his speech writers to review some of their ridiculous use of the English language to convey the appropriate political message of the president.

Standard and Poor's, The White House and the Economy

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

The White House, Treasury officials and persons in the private sector who are now so publicly critical of Standard and Poor's for its downgrading of the creditworthiness of the US government are too late and off the mark.

Don't Kill the Messengers. Listen to the Message of Professor Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

We, or the White House, may not like the tone, content, or the intensity of his "singing," but Dr. Cornel West is an invaluable "canary." His warning advice and comments should not be ignored.

In Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr: The Opening of the King Memorial

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Black Voices

America owes a great debt to Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to Dr. King, the United States was like an alcoholic or drug addict; addicted and dependent on racial segregation and institutional racism.