Vote!

Enough said.… [Read more]

Fight Back!

Popular opinion is that President Obama lost the first presidential debate to Mitt Romney. Not his finest 90 minutes. The fact checkers know that Mitt switched many of his prior positions (OK, he lied) — so that was even more reason that the President could have delivered a few blows. The truth would have hurt.

The art editorial below is from the archives; it was drawn when the GOP took over Congress during the midterm elections.… [Read more]

Be Prepared.

For a few weeks now, we’ve been reading that influential right-wing pundits and leaders are mumbling about armed rebellion assuming when President Obama is re-elected.

There’s also some speculation that gun sales will skyrocket for, despite a lack of emphasis on the issue of gun ownership on the part of the Obama administration, the National Rifle Association has been trying to convince the American people that President Obama will shortly be confiscating their guns.… [Read more]

The Blind Leading the Blind?

Perhaps I came off as a tad snarky last week when I declared that the pending presidential election is meaningless and I’d rather watch President Obama and Mitt Romney¬†duke it out in a bare-knuckle boxing match¬†than show up to the voting booth. Perhaps people like me with their rotten attitudes who take their citizenship in a democracy for granted are as much a part of the problem as the corrupted state of our democracy.… [Read more]

Great Society

After watching President Obama’s Ohio Speech on the Economy last week, I structured my Black Politics lecture around the contributions and obstructions of federalism – the union of state and federal power – to the “African-American quest for universal freedom.” In that context, we discussed four episodes in our nation’s history which speak to the expansion of federal power, and the utility of “Big Government.” They are: Reconstruction, The Great Depression and the Great Recession, and the Civil Rights Era.… [Read more]