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Rev. Wright: King Had A Dream, Obama Had A Drone

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

In perhaps his harshest criticism of the president yet, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright blasted Barack Obama in a Wednesday speech commemorating Martin Luthe...

Andrea Stone

Will Rev. Wright's Latest Racial Remarks Hurt President Obama? | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeremiah Wright, the controversial pastor who haunted President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, gave Republicans new comments to work with...

Romney's Bain in the Ass

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Mitt Romney's running for president on one central campaign theme: that he's the savvy business guy whose tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital in the 1980's and 90's has made him a job-creator while President Obama is a job-cutter.

Sam Stein

Romney Repudiates Planned Reverend Wright Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top aides to President Barack Obama's presidential campaign have long prepared for a general election battle far more divisive and nasty...

Ameritrade (Moral) Stock Is Plummeting

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is clear Republicans and their supporters will go to any length to win this election, but, as consumers, we do have a chance to change that. We have to say we will not permit our money be co-opted by firms whose founders, owners or major stakeholders promote division.

The Prophets

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

"A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country." Many of us have read these words of Jesus. We have many, many present day examples of thi...

President's Gulf Speech Is to his Presidency as Rev. Wright Speech Was to his Campaign

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When the rantings of his minister, Rev Wright, threatened his presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama delivered one of the most stirring speeches in American political history. The Gulf spill now provides a repeat opportunity.

Is the Tea Party the New Republican "Brand?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As recent polls have demonstrated, Tea Baggers are little more than Republicans in wolves' clothing. And what's most interesting is how these rapacious wolves are eating their own.

Wright Says Obama Threw Him 'Under The Bus'

Religion News Service | By Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama's former pastor, said Obama "threw me under the bus," accord...

Jeremiah Wright On Obama: 'I Have Not Stopped Loving Him'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rev. Jeremiah Wright is over the whole Obama controversy -- or so he said in an interview with the Washington Post. In the interview Wright defended ...

We're At The "Wright" Moment

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

Recall that the Reverend Wright debacle necessitated a solution that only Obama could create. It is the same thing now.

Why Pastor Rick Warren Was the Wright Move

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

As it stands, we've got a president-elect who is putting Rev. Jeremiah Wright behind him for good so he can deliver on some campaign promises. Stay tuned... And keep the faith.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Obama "Still My Child"

Chicago Sun-Times | Maureen O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama made a "bad decision" by distancing himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his church, Wright said Sunday -- but that'...

Rev. Jeremiah Wright: 'I've Been Preaching The Same Thing For 40 Years'

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jeremiah Wright, in a rare media appearance, told Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Mark Thompson that he understands why Obama distanced himself from him, ...

How Sean Hannity Lost The Election for the GOP

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

Sean Hannity destroyed the proper use of Rev. Wright. He made it so redundant that it became totally ineffective.

McCain's Rev. Wright Attack Ad Can Drive Undecideds: Polling Science Tells Us So

Robert Kubey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kubey

The critical point is that it is easier to scare undecideds than uplift and inspire these same voters. The psychobiological study of fear demonstrates this.

God and Man in the White House

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

The shame does not lie with Wright and Hagee. The shame is that American politics has degenerated to the point where these toxic God-wielders are actively courted by our leaders.

Barack Ends His Relationship With Reverend Wright

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

Senator Obama, you have made a wise choice. You may be in a fight with Rev. Wright for the duration of your campaign, but you will be seen as being on the right side... the progressive side

Obama's Pastor Problem Moves Down South and Down Ballot

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

First North Carolina, now Mississippi. Rev. Wright has become fair game for Republican campaigners. The GOP willingness to use Obama against down-ballot candidates does not bode well for Democrats.

Can Obama Appeal to White Rural Men?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The notion that Obama "can't appeal" to white rural men sells short both Barack Obama and white men who live in rural America. It also flies in the face of the facts.

When You're Wright, You're Right

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

The Wright/Obama story has been utterly mangled. It's a human story and a tragic one. Two decent men doing good work are being used against each other in a game of political one-upsmanship.

Learn From History or Repeat It

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

The Republicans cannot win on the issues. McCain is proposing a continuation of the Bushbaby policies that have sent the country into endless war and recession. So the attack ads have begun.

America May Owe Reverend Wright a Debt of Gratitude

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Ultimately, Reverend Wright may be the unheralded, indeed unpopular, "hero" who enabled us to reembark on a new journey of recovery for social justice.

Thoughts on Pennsylvania, Clinton and Obama from a "Realisticrat"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With a win in PA, Clinton's question to the superdelegates will be, "Are you better off with me or Obama against the Ruthless Republican Attack Machine." This Realisticrat already knows the answer.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright To Appear On Bill Moyer

United Church Of Christ | J. Bennett Guess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what will be his first interview since snippets of his preaching became a central issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wri...