Sunday, April 20, 2008

After slavery, servitude |

The Journal-Constitution last week assembled a remarkable group to discuss a remarkable book: "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II."The new book documents a South unknown to many - a place in which white sheriffs, politicians and businessmen got rich by enslaving thousands of black men

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Story of Barack Obama's Mother

Each of us lives a life of contradictory truths. We are not one thing or another. Barack Obama's mother was at least a dozen things. S. Ann Soetoro was a teen mother who later got a Ph.D. in anthropology; a white woman from the Midwest who was more comfortable in Indonesia; a natural-born mother obsessed with her work; a romantic pragmatist

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Friday, April 11, 2008

McCain's bizarre reluctance on the new GI Bill

Why McCain won't support a bipartisan bill on education benefits for veterans. He has said that he supports better educational benefits for veterans, but why won't he co-sponsor a bill that would do just that?

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