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Entries by Earl Ofari Hutchinson from 10/2013

Why a Shrinking Tea Party Still Holds the Nation Hostage

| Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

This statistically minuscule percentage of the overall congressional body then has managed to wreak untold havoc on nearly every aspect of American life. How did that happen?

The GOP's Debt Ceiling War Is Not About Debt But About Obama

| Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

The debt ceiling debate can't be separated from the GOP's never-ending hunt for any issue that can taint, embarrass, and ultimately weaken the Obama presidency and at the same time re-impose its agenda on Congress and the nation.

Cave on Debt Ceiling Poses Peril for the Democrats

| Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

A White House compromise, however, that agrees to broad spending cuts in exchange for a debt ceiling rise would set a dangerous precedent.

Method to Madness in Tea Party Congressional Hostage Taking

| Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Mainstream GOP leaders can't utter these inanities. They must always give the appearance that they are above the verbal mugging of Obama, Democrats, and minorities. Yet, that's only part of the value of this tactic to the GOP.

Devilment in the Details in the Government Crisis Ending Deal

| Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

There's still no guarantee that the GOP won't use the same congressional hostage-taking antic again on the Affordable Care Act and demand the draconian budget cuts in January or February as its price for keeping the government open or raising the debt ceiling.

Ben Carson Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Us Since He Opened His Mouth

| Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

He's an African American with name identification and some admiration among blacks, though that's dwindling fast. We can be sure then that this won't be the last crackpot quip that we'll hear from Carson. Sadly, he'll continue to be the worst thing that happened to us since he opened his mouth.

GOP's Hit on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Proves Its Far From Sunk

| Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Since the GOP has done everything it could to kill the plan, this can hardly be considered an honest effort to iron out the kinks and aid the public in gaining information on and facilitate access to the coverage available.

Why Obamacare Will Triumph Despite Glitches and the GOP

| Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

The GOP hit plan on Obamacare is and always has been much more than a battle to scrap a health care plan that is supposedly flawed, failed, and a big government intrusion into the lives of Americans.