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Entries by Clarence B. Jones from 05/2012

Same Sex Marriage: If Not Now, When? If Not America's First African American President, Who?

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

President Obama has made it clear that the right for gay/lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to marry the person they love enables them to be finally "free at last" -- to be included in the Dream that Dr. King had for America.

President Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election Provide a Unique 'Teachable Moment'

| Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Whether prompted by moral conviction or political expediency, the president's support of same sex marriage is still causing reflection among several diverse communities throughout the U.S. and it has impacted a college course I am teaching later this year, "From Slavery to Obama."

Is Anyone Really Surprised the Extent to Which Republicans Will Go to Defeat President Obama?

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

The Fred Davis plan is only the tip of the iceberg of what the opposition is planning to defeat President Obama. Nothing should surprise us about those who have a fundamentally different vision about the future of America and for our children and grandchildren.

Managing Disappointed Expectations: A Major Challenge to President Obama's Re-Election

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Meeting the "Disappointed Expectations" challenge has emerged as a front and center obstacle to President's Obama's re-election.

Bain Capital Not the Most Important Issue: Citizens United and Voter Suppression Should Be a Greater Concern

| Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

While the media and blogosphere have been pre-occupied with the issue of Romney's time at Bain Capital, there is a more ominous challenge to President Obama's re-election.