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The Affirmative-Action Nobel

The Affirmative-Action Nobel

All my life, said Voltaire, I have had but one prayer: “O Lord, make my enemies look...

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Ignoble Prizes

Ignoble Prizes

The announcement that Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace took many pe...

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In Search of Anti-Semitism (and Racism)

In Search of Anti-Semitism (and Racism)

When former president Jimmy Carter criticized the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli...

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Obama and Black Pride

Obama and Black Pride

As a conservative I have little use for Obama’s politics, but as an American and more specifically a Southerner, I think I can understand the excitement, particularly in the black community. Listening to urban radio this week, black nightclubs advertised Obama inauguration parties and drink specials. A black-themed clothing store in downtown Charleston advertised deals on suits for Obama’s swearing in. It could be said these folks are just being smart capitalists, and they are, but I don”€™t remember these businesses offering any Bush inauguration specials.

The first black American president likely represents many different things to many different black Americans. But much of the joy I see in my black neighbors and friends, seems to be a sense that a new level of respect, perhaps the greatest respect, has now been paid to them by their nation.

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A War About Nothing

A War About Nothing

Those who cheer for Obama now are essentially cheering for nothing, as those who bash Obam...

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The Liberals”€™ Reagan

The Liberals”€™ Reagan

When I point out to my conservative friends that in terms of federal spending and explodin...

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America’s First Affirmative Action Candidate

America’s First Affirmative Action Candidate

To watch the contortions over that New Yorker cover cartoon of the Obamas is to understand...