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Donn Swaby

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Shirley Chisholm: A True Revolutionary

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2008 | 11:55 AM

A very close friend recently loaned me a copy of the 2005 Peabody Award winning documentary Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbossed and Unbought by film maker Shola Lynch. I knew Chisholm, who passed away January 1st, 2005, was the first black woman elected to Congress but that was about it. After...

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Why Not Barack?

(40) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 9:11 AM

I will be the first person to say that presidential hopeful Barack Obama has poise, charisma, charm, and intelligence (which can't be under appreciated considering the assumed single digit I.Q. of our current Cammander-in-Chief.) To many he represents a radical change in American politics. He is not a Washington insider...

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When Partisan Loyalty Stops Making Sense

(4) Comments | Posted January 18, 2008 | 5:01 PM

I hope you weren't surprised when MSNBC filed an appeal to keep Democratic senator and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich out of a nationally televised Nevada debate.

Nor should you have been surprised when Fox News barred Republican candidate Ron Paul from debating before the New Hampshire primary, even though his...

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Show Me The Money . . . ?

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2007 | 6:44 PM

The following piece was produced by the Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

If one were to notice that most times, its the political with the deepest campaign pockets who end up winning the elections ( voter fraud not withstanding), then one might tend to believe that money is...

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The Search for the Independent Voter

(5) Comments | Posted October 25, 2007 | 10:45 AM

The following piece was produced by the Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

Warning: If you are an "Independent," you are about to get outed.

By "Independent" (quotes stressed), I mean a "leaner" as in someone who registers as an Independent , but who "leans" towards either of the two dominating parties,...

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What's in a Word Anyway?

(9) Comments | Posted September 19, 2007 | 9:41 PM

The following piece was produced through OffTheBus, a citizen journalism project hosted at the Huffington Post and launched in partnership with NewAssignment.Net. For more information, read Arianna Huffington's project introduction. If you'd like to join our blogging team, sign up here If you're interested in other opportunities,...

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