Four members of the D.C. Council are running in the Democratic primary and one Independent is has announced he is exploring a run for Mayor. What is becoming apparent is that some of them are going overboard pandering to grasp every vote they can.
Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.
The New Black Panthers Party "story" isn't a story at all -- certainly not as Fox News is selling it. It's a Southern Strategy dog whistle designed to rile up more fear in an already angry and frightened white America.