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Vanessa Tyson

Entries by Vanessa Tyson

When the Bill Came Due

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 6:29 PM

With little room for doubt, we are in a financial crisis of epic proportion. Most of the world knows this, though some people only caught on a few weeks ago (call it delusional, ignorant, out of touch, whatever). It has become painfully clear how deep and extensive this crisis is...

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The Pitfalls of Republican Leadership

(13) Comments | Posted August 12, 2008 | 12:50 AM

The current leaders of the Republican Party, particularly those in the Bush administration, have run roughshod over the brilliance of the American founding principle of checks and balances, which was specifically crafted to prevent excess and maintain stability. Not only have they allowed corporate interests to dictate health care, energy,...

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Caricatures in Politics

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2008 | 3:27 PM

Racial politics in the United States has risen to the forefront of national debate in the last few months in a most turbulent and volatile fashion. This comes as little surprise given the lack of honest, necessary dialogue over the last few decades, but nonetheless the R-word threatens to dismantle...

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Response to Steinem

(19) Comments | Posted January 14, 2008 | 7:31 PM

Earlier this week, Gloria Steinem published an opinion titled "Women Are Never Front Runners" that left me both disheartened by her message and puzzled by her logic.

Steinem starts with the premise that a woman with Barack Obama's credentials would never have qualified for the United...

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