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Barack Obama Race Issue

Obama And The Midwestern Color Line

Chicago Magazine | David Mendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In fall 2006, before Barack Obama and his coterie of astute political strategists decided to launch his campaign for president, they burrowed into the...

The Double Standard and Obama's Answer

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Obama can be described as many things: U.S. senator, state senator, organizer, author, teacher of law. For the sake of his campaign, he ought to revert distinctly now to the role of explainer.

Obama: McCain Campaign Cynical, Not Racist

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Republican candidate John McCain's presidential campaign is cynical, not racist, in its efforts to distract voters from real iss...