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Page's PageWhat’s the big deal with Harry Reid’s comments about Obama? President Obama says "the book is closed" on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's newly disclosed problematic praise of Obama in 2008. But Republican Chairman Michael Steele and a host of........
Washington BureauOne evening in February 2005, in a four-hour meeting stoked by pepperoni pizza and grand ambition, Sen. Barack Obama and his senior advisers crafted a strategy to fit the Obama "brand." The charismatic celebrity-politician had rocketed from the...
EVENTUALLY, I'M going to write something horribly offensive. And when I do, it might be several tense hours before I can get Jesse Jackson on the phone in order to apologize to him. So I figured I'd call him now and pre-apologize. In addition to...
Tags: Jay Leno, Arbitration, Racism, Martin Luther King Jr., New York
Thank God for Barack Obama. For until his "More Perfect Union" speech last Tuesday, it seems it never occurred to anyone that America needed to talk about race. "Maybe this'll be the beginning of a conversation," Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan...
Tags: Racism, Prisons, Education, The New York Times, Clarence Thomas
Times Staff WriterBILOXI, Miss. — From the balconies of the Isle of Capri Casino, Mississippi's once-glittering coastline spreads toward the horizon like an allegory of bad luck — a nightmare vision of heaped debris, buildings stripped to beams and traffic...
WHO SAYS the Republicans are the Stupid Party? Huge numbers of voters told exit pollsters that they were disgusted with the nigh-upon Roman excesses of the GOP; the self-dealing, the pork-barrel spending, the aloofness was just too much. Meanwhile,...
JOHN RIDLEY is a novelist, screenwriter and political commentator who wrote about race relations in the December issue of Esquire.WHEN EMBATTLED, uh, comedian Michael Richards sat down with the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday, the big news wasn't his repeating, for the 1,000th time, that he had no idea where all that "nigger" stuff came from, didn't mean to hurt anybody, feels terrible...
Tags: Racism, Culture, New York, Cultural Development, Jesse Jackson
EVERY TIME YOU'RE handed a dollar bill, that sound you hear is our government saying, "You're not smart enough." It's also saying, "I can't believe you're going to touch that and not wash your hands afterward." Seriously, think about who gets tipped...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. Trent Lott, a 35-year Capitol Hill veteran who staged a political comeback after losing his Senate leadership post because of racially insensitive remarks, plans to resign from office before the year is out. With his decision, the Senate's No. 2...
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — Injecting the Iraq war into the escalating fight for the No. 2 spot among House Democrats, Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania on Tuesday attacked his opponent for not backing a push last year for withdrawal of U.S. troops. Rep. Steny...
Sun StaffRafael Palmeiro sent up an unmistakable red flag about steroid use on March 17, at least in the mind of John Boe, a California body-language expert. That's when the Orioles first baseman testified before a congressional committee and denied ever using...
Tags: FBI, Murder, Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire
Sun reporterWASHINGTON // At a crucial moment for his leadership, President Bush has picked a fight he was trying to avoid. Last month, Bush was deemed too weak politically to risk a pitched battle with Democrats as he fills the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day...
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