Political

The Terrible Price of Being Tagged a Reverse Racist

ImageObama’s election did not change the racial power dynamic in America....  Sotomayor and any minority perceived to be a threat to corporate and political white male dominance will be branded a reverse racist. This is not new.

Everyone Should See "Torturing Democracy"

ImageIf we want to know what torture is, and what it does to human beings, we have to look at it squarely, without flinching. That's just what a powerful and important film, seen by far too few Americans, does.

Michelle Obama, Mom-in-Chief

ImageMany progressive feminists were distressed with Michelle's assertion of motherhood as her primary role. They hoped she would seek a more aggressive policy agenda.

Justice Department Urges Equalizing Drug Sentences

ImageNewly appointed Criminal Division chief Lanny A. Breuer told a Senate Judiciary Committee panel this morning that the Obama administration would support bills to equalize punishment for offenders accused of possessing the drug in either form, fulfilling one of the president's campaign pledges.

Efficiency and Innovation

ImageIn his weekly address on April 18, 2009, President Obama announced appointments that will help give all Americans a government that is effective, efficient, and transparent.

Color-Blind, Power-Oblivious: Eric Holder and the Whitewashing of Racism

ImageIt was all too predictable that Attorney General Eric Holder would be attacked for his recent remarks about race in America. To suggest that the nation is still haunted by the specter of racism is unacceptable it seems, especially since, with the election of President Obama, we have ostensibly entered the “post-racial” era.

The quickest and broadest tax cut ever

ImageThe President's address on February 21, 2009 included two important takeaways.

#1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will start having an impact as soon as a few weeks from now, in the form of the quickest and broadest tax cut in history.