February 23, 2009
Cowardice vs. good judgment

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder castigated Americans for their cowardice when it came to discussing the issue of race in our society. By the weekend it had become clear to anyone with an ounce of sense that Holder was wrong. New York Post cartoonist Scott Delonas published this commentary on the recently passed stimulus […]

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February 20, 2009
He knows a coward when he sees one

Attorney General Eric Holder made news this week when he (incorrectly) accused Americans of being too cowardly to talk about race. The real problem is too much talk about race, not too little. As many have noted, and I've personally experienced, talking about race can get you in trouble. Lawyers suggest you not take up […]

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October 15, 2008
Murtha's mouth

Congressman Jack Murtha, last seen funneling tax dollars to his supporters and slandering Marines, has now revealed that Obama may have a tough time winning Pennsylvania -- because Murtha's constituents are racist. "There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area," said Mr. Murtha, whose district stretches from Johnstown to Washington County. "The older population […]

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September 24, 2008
Playing the race card

So much for a post-racial, post-partisan campaign. Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.” “If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason […]

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September 18, 2008
Michelle Obama chides us

Michelle Obama has some advice for voters. Michelle Obama says voters need to decide this election by examining the issues, not because they like a candidate or think "she's cute." Obama spoke in Charlotte on Thursday morning at a women's round-table on economic issues. The crowd roared at her remark disparaging voters who might cast […]

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June 23, 2008
Obama's race ... card

Last week, Sen. Barack Obama put the Republicans on notice: He and his surrogates are going to link criticism of him to racism -- both overt and covert. "They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?" Obama's […]

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May 19, 2008
Morehouse College's valedictorian

Morehouse College, one of America's historically black colleges, has a first in its history -- its first white valedictorian. It's a great read, but I want to point out this little anecdote from the story. When [Joshua] Packwood applied to Morehouse, he had frequent conversations with George Gray, an alumnus who was a recruiter at […]

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March 21, 2008
Obamamania

I must confess that while I'd read about Obamamania I hadn't quite grasped its depth and the hold that it has over Obamamaniacs until I read the comments on my "Obama's big speech" post. Obama is brave to give this speech. Obama's talking about unity and I should only judge him by his words and […]

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March 19, 2008
Obama's double-standard

Courtesy of "Best of the Web Today" comes this bit of history on how Sen. Barack Obama feels bigots should be treated. This is an ABC News report from April 11, 2007: In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus. Obama […]

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March 19, 2008
Obama's big speech

I only saw bits and pieces of it as they were replayed on various news shows -- Hoystory doesn't begin operating at 7 a.m. PDT -- but Sen. Barack Obama's big speech was full of soaring rhetoric, signifying nothing. To be honest, there's little he could say or do to really address the underlying problems […]

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