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My Obama Report Card

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Yesterday marked President Obama’s 100th day in office. Like other media generated “holidays,” day 100 is a wildly arbitrary date that we are nonetheless obligated to acknowledge. After all, why is Day 100 more significant than Day 200 or Day 1000? That said, I’ll join the fray and grade the[...]

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Live From Death Row

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A ‘New Relationship?’ By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 4/19/09] As U.S. President, Barack Obama treks to the Caribbean to sit and sup with Latin American leaders, he does so amidst a promise of a new relationship with America del Sur. While this brand of quiet and thoughtful presence is indeed[...]

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Why Black People Loved the First 100 Days

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Why Black People Loved the First 100 Days By Melissa Harris-Lacewell On Monday the New York Times reported that the percentage of black Americans who believe race relations in America are generally good has doubled since July. This statistic forces me to ask: why are African Americans feeling so good[...]

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Just Jokes…

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Swine Flu Epidemic Hits U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared a public health emergency after a Mexican swine flu epidemic hit the United States. What do you think? Charlie Sarris, Garage Door Hanger “I had a glass of orange juice this morning. I’ll be fine.” Heidi Crittenden, Pig Farmer[...]

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Photo of the Day

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Today’s photo of the day shows Arlen Specter, who officially announced that he’s switching parties. Of course, this “conversion” has everything to do with the shifting political demographics in Pennsylvania –largely attributable to the new wave of Obama-inspired Republican defectors– that placed Specter’s re-election bid in serious jeopardy. As such,[...]

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