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Lecia Shorter

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No Spreading Of The Wealth And More Tax Breaks For The Wealthy? Say It Ain't, So Joe!

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 3:04 AM

There is a bipartisan consensus in this country that American small businesses are the backbone of our economy. What we haven't heard and what the candidates should have been asked, is their respective proposals to promote the overall growth of small businesses in order to achieve job development and stimulation...

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Last Night's Debate Left Unanswered Protection of Older Workers and Retirees

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 4:03 AM

Alan Shaffer, a town hall participant, posed the question: what is the fastest and most positive solution to bailing out older workers and retirees in America and keep them from financial ruin? This was the first question presented in the second presidenial debate and it remains virtually unanswered, even though...

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Vernon Jordan: Heed The Fierce Urgency Of Now

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2008 | 3:03 AM

Last month, Howard Fineman wrote an article for Newsweek that spoke to Vernon Jordan's desire to be a broker on behalf of the Democratic party. According to Fineman, Vernon Jordan is lying low behind the scenes but has a desire to be a broker for peace negotiations on behalf of...

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Reverend Wright: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2008 | 12:39 AM

When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy initially surfaced in March of this year, many members of the media, especially conservative radio talk show hosts, wanted to know why Rev. Wright would not appear publicly to explain his "incendiary" comments about the American government. Greta Van Sustern, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity...

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A Lady Always Knows When To Leave, So What's Your Story Mrs. Clinton?

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2008 | 11:30 AM

How did she do it? This is the looming question after Senator Clinton's ten point win in Pennsylvania Tuesday night. The answer is simple. She played the race card and she played the fear card. Senator Clinton is so desperate to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, that although she has...

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Report: Prison-Packing Politics A National Disaster

(5) Comments | Posted April 14, 2008 | 6:29 AM

According to a new Pew Center report, for the first time in our nation's history, one in a hundred Americans are behind bars. This reality, the report states, "significantly impacts state budgets without delivering a clear return on public safety."

To put this in perspective, the United States incarcerates...

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A Clarion Call For Democrats: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2008 | 2:51 PM

At the beginning of the campaign for a democratic presidential nominee, all of the candidates agreed to not run a campaign based upon negativity and the tearing down of one another. It was supposed to be a new era and a new form of politics. So, what happened? As the...

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A More Perfect Union? Yes, We Can

(4) Comments | Posted March 19, 2008 | 12:04 PM

Senator Obama gave a speech yesterday which will most likely be considered one of the most brilliant, profound and transformative speeches of his political career. The speech not only forced me to acknowledge my own anger as an African American, but I was forced to consider the genesis of the...

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Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Anti-American Or A Man Speaking Truth To Power

(29) Comments | Posted March 17, 2008 | 11:07 AM

There has been quite a furry over the past week concerning some admittedly controversial statements made by Senator Obama's pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Yet, if we look at Rev. Wright's statements in full context, they are nothing more than a man speaking truth to power. Rather than acknowledge the truth...

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Hypocrisy 101 - Hillary, Go To The Head Of The Class

(8) Comments | Posted March 12, 2008 | 11:54 AM

Senator Clinton was able to win Ohio and Texas by barraging the citizens of those states with unwarranted fear mongering, a press conference on NAFTA, television appearances on comedy shows and ads that portrayed Senator Obama as a person who is saying one thing, but intends to do another.


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Clinton's NAFTA Attack Against Obama Is Unfounded

(16) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 9:35 AM

Since when is double hearsay admissible to prove truth ?

Hearsay is a statement made out of court and not under oath which is offered as proof that what is stated is true. The hearsay rule is declared in Rule 802 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The rule simply...

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Superdelegate Profile: Hawaii's Dr. Marie Dolly Strazar

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2008 | 4:31 PM

Dr. Marie Dolly Strazar sets a standard that all super delegates would do well to follow. For the past thirty years, she has volunteered her time, energy and wisdom to the Democratic party. She has held unpaid positions from local precinct officer to secretary of the state party to...

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