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Gettysburg Redux

Saladin Ambar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

And as Lincoln did at Gettysburg, President Obama can remind those that lost on the (electoral) battlefield, that they too are participants in the great and ongoing battle of democracy.

Racial Prejudice in 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The 2012 presidential election campaign has been disappointing. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this election is that were President Obama white it is likely he would be on his way to a landslide victory.

President Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election Provide a Unique 'Teachable Moment'

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Whether prompted by moral conviction or political expediency, the president's support of same sex marriage is still causing reflection among several diverse communities throughout the U.S. and it has impacted a college course I am teaching later this year, "From Slavery to Obama."

Forgiving Ron Paul (and All Other White People)

Aaron Freeman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Aaron Freeman

Why be mad at somebody today when you know that in a few years they'll probably be your comrade in celebrating the next leap forward for civil rights?

Election 2008: Nobody Knows Anything

Marta Evry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marta Evry

Forget everything you've heard and read. Whether it's Fox, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times or the Huffington Post. Suburban Republicans, southern blacks, Army brats, believe me, you can't poll the stuff I've seen on the trail.