Tag: obama

Gates memoir conceals real story of ‘gaming’ Obama on Afghan War

Gates memoir conceals real story of ‘gaming’ Obama on Afghan War

| February 24, 2014

Criticism in the memoirs of Robert M. Gates of the president’s lack of commitment to the administration’s Afghan War strategy has generated a debate…

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Obama vows to help young black men

Obama vows to help young black men

| February 20, 2014

Young black men in the U.S. are the most disproportionately incarcerated and the largest percentage of the unemployed and of high school dropouts.

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The one thing I wish Obama had said

The one thing I wish Obama had said

| February 13, 2014

I was pleased that the president spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.

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How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

| February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama’s legacy is in trouble. Will his State of the Union message make a difference? Will Obama get his groove back?

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Obama hopes to sidestep Congress to have ‘a year of action’

Obama hopes to sidestep Congress to have ‘a year of action’

| February 6, 2014

President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech that he will have “a year of action” by expanding economic opportunity through executive orders.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

| January 18, 2014

Too many King ceremonies indulge too much in the simplistic, feel-good rhetoric and ponder too little why he was so widely criticized in the last years of his life.

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Opinions shift over gay marriage

Opinions shift over gay marriage

| January 15, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—There are some controversies that are more resolvable than others. Gay marriage is not one of them.

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Obama’s crack cocaine pardons

Obama’s crack cocaine pardons

| January 6, 2014

Hopefully, the president’s pardons came because crack cocaine sentencing policies are racist and protect the rich while further disenfranchising the most vulnerable.

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Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

| December 16, 2013

(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]

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President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

| December 1, 2013

During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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