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Bigger Than Immigration

nytimes.com — Don't let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don't allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Obama's executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president's tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors. This hostility and animosity toward this president is, in fact, larger than this president.

The Solid South Will Rise Again

nytimes.com — Democrats have abandoned Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who is in a tough runoff election. (Tough is the mild way of putting it. Polls show her down by double digits to her Republican opponent.) Not only has the Democratic Party pulled its financial support for her campaign, but this week Senate Democrats refused to rally around her push for passage of the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

Blow: Partisanship continues to break the government

Partisanship Breaks the Government

nytimes.com — This could be a rather heated winter. All three branches of government are on course to collide over partisan politics, constitutional authority and scope of power, particularly as vested in the executive branch. The president has wasted no time moving beyond the Democrats' midterm defeats. He is setting about ensuring his legacy.

Race, to the Finish

nytimes.com — Last week, the economist and former Richard Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein went on Fox News and delivered a racial tirade completely detached from the the anchor's line of questioning.

Op-Ed Columnist - Swan Songs? - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — The music industry's deathwatch kicked off about a decade ago, but it seems the vigil could soon be over. According to data from the Recording Industry Association of America, since music sales peaked in 1999, the value of those sales, after adjusting for inflation, has dropped by more than half.

The Obama Opposition

nytimes.com — The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of who he was as what he did.

Looking Back, Looking Forward

nytimes.com — The Republicans proved Tuesday that the establishment still knows how to win. They fielded stronger candidates. They had few gaffes and little going off script. Extreme views were couched in softer language or played down altogether. Candidates adopted a faux rustic aura, like a strip mall Olive Garden.

Blacks, Obama and the Election

nytimes.com — President Obama's name won't be on any ballots Tuesday, but he will most certainly be on them in spirit - a fact that many Republicans are trumpeting and some Democrats are hoping to downplay. The president is not particularly popular at the moment. According to Gallup's Frank Newport: "President Obama's job approval rating is 42 percent.

“I would harness the truths that had been trappe...”

goodreads.com — I would harness the truths that had been trapped in me like a fire shut up in my bones. I would give my life over to my passions, my writing, and my chil...
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Nov 25, 2014

Btw, what does "racial arsonist" mean in this context, Mr Guilliani?! #Fergsuon

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Slate: Darren Wilson on shooting Michael Brown in an interview with George Stephanopoulos: slate.me/1pkT1l7 #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/CEy4KI5aXP

Nov 25, 2014

RT @TerryAdirim: Bob McCulloch’s pathetic prosecution of Darren Wilson wpo.st/c7mv #ferguson @charlesmblow, dana milbank's opinion in WaPo

Nov 25, 2014

Darren Wilson gets to speak in his defense, which is his right, but there is nothing Michael Brown will ever be able to say in response.

Nov 25, 2014

We don't get to look into the dead boy's eyes as he speaks softly in his own defense and tells a careful story. #Ferguson

Nov 25, 2014

The person who kills always gets to speak. The person who is killed will never speak again. That is the morbid, tragic twist... #Fergsuon

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Oktobersfynest: Can we get @CharlesMBlow to interview Darren Wilson next pls? < What she said!

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