Tag: politics

Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

| August 7, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything.  Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second-term, […]

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Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

| June 10, 2014

By Brenda Robinson As of last week, we do not know why Sqt. Bowe Bergdahl, five years ago, left his U.S. post in Afghanistan. Actually, we still don’t know if he left “on his own free will” or if he was taken off base by the Taliban or some other terrorist group. We don’t even […]

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‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

| May 13, 2014

The following opinion piece we ran across indicates that dirty tricks often work in politics. One question is, “Why?” We would surmise that’s all a part of our collective national psyche that loves to follow scandal and the saga of human train wrecks. Look at the headlines garnered by the misadventures of people like Linsay […]

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Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

| May 9, 2014

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts? Raise the federal minimum wage? Politics has a strange way of making people speak around election time—as does pressure from small but vocal segments of the political landscape. One can’t help but wonder what would have happened in the past presidential election had Mitt Romney not found him self boxed into […]

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Congress to do no harm?

Congress to do no harm?

| April 28, 2014

When is a figure of speech just a figure of speech? When dealing with Congress, of course. In recent years, it seems Congress has taken quite the opposite approach, at least on majority opting to be as obstructionist as possible with the goal of winning elections—the fate of the nation be damned despite their best […]

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NATO chief: Russia could invade Ukraine

NATO chief: Russia could invade Ukraine

| April 2, 2014

There have got to be a lot of folk out there wondering about General Patton… Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days – NATO general BY ADRIAN CROFT BRUSSELS NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) U.S. Air Force General Philip Mark Breedlove attends the Opening Remarks of the NATO Military Committee Conference in Budapest, […]

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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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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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Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

| January 23, 2014

Voting rights cases will reportedly be one of the top legal stories of 2014. Here is a round-up of southern states where voters face major shakeups…

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