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MLK and the Tension between Freedom and Opportunity

Published on January 20th, 2014

When Congress passed the Johnson-Era Civil Rights Acts, America began an unprecedented expansion of personal liberty that reached far beyond the black community. For the first time ever, the meritocratic ideals that have always rested at [&hellip…; Read More


A Next Generation Republican Agenda

Published on January 10th, 2014

At some point soon, Republicans will be forced to develop a governing agenda built on something other than white paranoia, something with roots in real world problems and an emphasis on practical solutions. Hollow rhetoric that [&hellip…; Read More


The Changing Face of Tyranny in Africa

Published on December 26th, 2013

The face of tyranny is changing on the African continent. Sure enough we might have fewer; Mobutu’s, Bokasa’s, Babaginda’s, Moi’s Gadhafi’s and other men synonymous with despotism at the helm of African Seats of power, but [&hellip…; Read More


The Promise of the Two Christmas Stories

Published on December 26th, 2013

For Christians, Christmas is a celebration of hope amid darkness. Its setting in December reminds us of the bold promise of new life born at a moment when so little light and life surrounds us. Christmas [&hellip…; Read More


Duck Dynasty and the Boundaries of Tolerance

Published on December 20th, 2013

There is a meaningful question hiding among the Palinesque blather over Phil Robertson’s suspension from Duck Dynasty. We seem to have reached a broad general agreement that differing viewpoints, choices and values should be tolerated in [&hellip…; Read More


When Conservatives Branded Nelson Mandela A Terrorist

Published on December 7th, 2013

With the passing of President Nelson Mandela—arguably the most transformative world figure of the last century—our nation’s airwaves are awash in soaring and well deserved testimonials from all sides of the American political spectrum.  While the [&hellip…; Read More



Republicans, E.W. Jackson and the Minority Vote

Published on November 15th, 2013

Darrell Jordan, a black Republican from Virginia offers some advice to the Virginia Republican Party on winning the minority vote:   Many Republican Party of Virginia Convention-goers assumed that electing E.W. Jackson would secure greater support from minorities in [&hellip…; Read More


Makers, Takers and Rural Republican Communists

Published on November 13th, 2013

Of the many bizarre delusions that have overwhelmed the Republican grassroots in recent years, none may be a greater obstacle to policy making than the Makers/Takers myth – the arrogant notion that a few God-loving, hard-working [&hellip…; Read More

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