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October 23, 2012
Despite the president's strong showing, there are reasons that Mitt Romney remains in the running.
The president's professorial approach to issues has left Americans wondering what he stands for. He needs to find his Berlin Wall and take a stand on something.
There are good reasons to be hopeful after the midterm elections. Just look at what happened in 1994.
Mass incarceration has not reduced crime, but it has made prison a more common experience for poor black men than joining a union or doing military service.
The president must address middle-class fears and stand up to Wall Street.
A grandson looks fondly back on his grandmother, the 106-year-old voter who became a star when Barack Obama saluted her in his victory speech election night. To her grandson and the community that knew her, she was already a star.
If everybody is mad at the president, then he must be doing all the right wrong things.
Media outlets may be disappointed by the lack of access to the Rose Garden beerfest, but the truth is, real dialogue doesn't take place with the whole world watching.
One of the great racial wedges in American life is the different ways blacks and whites view police authority. Black and white citizens have reacted differently to the Gates case because they have different historical experiences with the police.
The Skip Gates arrest shows how little some features of the national racial landscape have changed over time.
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