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Entries by Ian Reifowitz from 10/2012

Barack Obama on White Privilege: And Why Progressives Need to Listen

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Black Voices

Berating the resentful among the white working class for their bigotry would, without question, lead any of them who were listening to stop, and to dismiss the speaker as someone who just doesn't get them.

Forget "Zingers" -- The Debate Is About Obama's America vs. Romney's America

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

You may have heard that Mitt Romney's debate prep includes his memorizing some "zingers" to fire at President Obama. This strikes me as, well, ridiculous, although it's even more ridiculous to announce this strategy before the debate. But who am I to question the strategy of the vaunted Romney campaign team?

The Biden Opening Statement That Destroys Ryan & Romney

| Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Transcript from Vice-Presidential Debate, Oct. 11, 2012 Vice-President Biden: "Thank you. Let me begin by pointing out some facts. Last month's job ...

Cynics Hit Obama on Timing of Cesar Chavez Monument--But Obama's Been Celebrating Chavez For Years

| Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

We know that Obama, just like Mitt Romney, is running for President. That's all well and good. But it's not as if today is the first time Barack Obama has uttered the name Cesar Chavez.

Obama's America at the Debate: Immigrant Kids "Understand Themselves as Americans"

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Only one of these candidates has demonstrated, for years and years, a public record of understanding how national identity works, and thus how to invigorate the national identity that binds together the American people.

Obama Expertly Responds to 'Apology Tour' -- 'Biggest Whopper' of the Campaign

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has made the "apology tour" central to his cynical and divisive push to "other" Obama, to define him in some way as "foreign" or not fully American.