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D.L. Hughley

Entries by D.L. Hughley

Just Shoot Me

(659) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 12:44 PM

Earlier this week, Matt Drudge posted a headline that President Obama was considering executive action on guns. With Drudge's characteristic flair for class and understatement, he framed this headline alongside a photograph of Adolf Hitler. I am not a scholar on Naziism, but I feel safe saying that...

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The Law and Unintended Consequences

(645) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 2:06 PM

Last week, Florida made headlines once again in the worst possible way. The backstory was not an altogether surprising one: A group of five black teenagers were sitting in their SUV, blasting their music far too loudly. If I had to guess, I'd bet they were probably using foul language...

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RIP America!

(1726) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 5:16 PM

On November 6th 2012 America reelected Barack Hussein Obama as president of the United States.

This election, in my opinion, is historic in a myriad of ways. President Obama is now the second Democrat, following Bill Clinton, to win reelection since Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is also the first...

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No Country for Old, White Men

(607) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 3:09 PM

For the first time in this Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has laid out his vision of how he sees America. Unfortunately, he did so behind closed doors and speaking to financial supporters--and he did not lay out this vision voluntarily. His secretly taped remarks have gotten the Republican party even...

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A Question of Legitimacy

(298) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 11:14 AM

Despite being publicly unwelcome at the convention, Todd Akin still refuses to quit as Missouri's Republican Senate nominee. As long as he is in the race, those words he said will--and should--continue to haunt him. I, for one, hope with all my heart that he stays on the...

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Dear Chick-Fil-A

(1736) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:13 AM

Dear Chick-Fil-A,

You and I sure have had our share of good times. I fondly recall the first moment I ever met you: it was at the Atlanta airport. I'd always heard about you, and was a little nervous to approach. You were everything everyone said you were and more....

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It's Mourning in America

(295) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 7:17 AM

Like the rest of the country, I was horrified to hear of the massacre at the midnight screening of the new Batman film. I've witnessed gun violence firsthand from a very early age. All my life, I've seen families mourning the way that the families in Colorado are now mourning....

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A Tale of Two Truths

(174) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 3:54 PM

In recent days, much has been made over the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. President Obama -- duly elected by a majority of the American people and a majority of the Electoral College -- is being denounced as a dictator and a tyrant by the right wing. Growing up...
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From Stars & Stripes to Spandex

(49) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 2:42 PM

The media has been abuzz in recent days about New York City Mayor Bloomberg's forthcoming attempt to ban the sale of oversized cups of soda. Under his plan, fountain soda would be limited to sixteen ounce servings. Outrage! The very people who brazenly vote against things like medical marijuana and...

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Putting the Blinders On

(79) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Like many Americans, I watched the press conferences about the Zimmerman arrest with great interest. I was at the gym at my Tribeca apartment building when the news came on, and everyone looked up to the televisions to follow what was going on. They listened to the prosecutor give her...

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Dear Trayvon

(114) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Dear Trayvon,

I have been captivated by your story ever since I first caught wind of it in February. Like your parents, and countless other Americans, I want justice for you and the life that you will never get to live. I am saddened by the recent attacks on your...

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Clothes Break the Man

(479) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 7:45 PM

Last week, Geraldo Rivera got into it with his comments on the Trayvon Martin killing. His exact words were, "I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was. I am urging the parents of Black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their...

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Boogeyman 3.0

(84) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 12:21 PM

When we were kids, we all feared the boogeyman. He'd be waiting under the bed to grab us as soon as we fell asleep. He'd be hiding in the closet, counting down the seconds until our parents turned off the light and left us defenseless. Our parents would roll their...

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