Politics

Democrats Bet on Diversity

(Politico) – With Barack Obama’s sweeping move to reorder the nation’s immigration system through the stroke of the presidential pen, Democrats say the White House is making a dramatic and likely irreversible bet that the ultra-diverse Obama coalition will sustain the party through 2016 and […read more]

Politics

Trolling The GOP

  (Politico) – When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for millions of illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to […read more]

Op-Ed

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media […read more]

National

‘When That Cop Killed Michael Brown, and When George Zimmerman Killed Trayvon Martin, They Were Killing Barack Obama’

(Salon) – Greil Marcus is a critic of music and culture who has helped redefine the job description. Known for his books like “Mystery Train,” “Lipstick Traces” and “The Old, Weird America” (on Dylan’s “Basement Tapes”), he’s forged a personal brand of criticism that blends traditional close reading with the […read more]

Politics

Why Obama Can’t Go There

(Politico) – It’s a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency: The first African-American to run the country finds himself in the tensest racial confrontation of his tenure but is constrained from addressing the nation’s original sin in anything but the loftiest, most dispassionate terms. “We’ve made […read more]