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Common White House Invite

The Politics of Distraction

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Once again trying to paint a picture that the president is some sort of angry Black man who has a vested interest in taking this nation down, the right is implying that Obama is somehow not one of us.

After White House Invite, Conservatives Get Tough on Soft Rapper

Ari Melber | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The conservative kerfuffle over a White House invitation for Common is interesting, since the faux outrage targets an artist who actually embodies many values of his critics.