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Tuskegee Airmen See Obama Winning Battles They Fought

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s still a battle. It’s still a fight. But for the surviving Tuskegee Airmen and other black World War II veterans who journeyed ...

President Obama Should Show He's Queer Like Us

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Show the world, Mr. President, how we are just like you, and perhaps more important, how you are just like us: In what ways are we pretty normal, and in what ways are you kinda Queer?

Obama To Fire His First Gay Arabic Linguist

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

A new study, about to be published by a group of experts in military law, shows that President Obama does, in fact, have stroke-of-the-pen authority to suspend gay discharges.

Miss USA and the B-Word

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Miss California, like many who share her take on the marriage issue, was careful to talk about her "opinion" and "beliefs" and the way she was raised as if this excused her intolerance. Barack Obama talks about tradition and belief as well in defense of his own position.

Dealing with Racism in the Age of Obama

Howard Winant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Winant

Obama's win hardly puts an end to this system of racism, but it's still momentous, because it shows us a way forward, a way to reduce if not eliminate racial injustice and inequality.

Jesse Jackson Explains His Tears For Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Standing with more than 200,000 Obama supporters in Grant Park Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson cried as learned that Barack Obama would become America...

On Civil Rights And Gay Rights, McCain Flunks The Test

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

McCain voted against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on sexual orientation, and voted NO on prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

NAACP Head: Obama Win Won't End Race As Issue In America

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black preside...

Obama Lawyer Career Explored By LA Times

LA Times | Dan Morain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney. It is fundamental to his ...