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OPINION
March 23, 2008
Re "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world," Opinion, March 19 Instead of a rational explanation of her anger as a black woman, Erin Aubry Kaplan resorts to an angry diatribe peppered with the very same venom that she claims to deplore. She writes, "Nothing makes them [white people] more skittish than realizing that there are angry black people in their midst." After mentioning two nitwits like Rush Limbaugh and Don Imus, she writes, "white anger is seen as fundamentally reasoned and righteous, and Americans have an almost limitless capacity to forgive it when it isn't."
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OPINION
September 1, 2008
Re "We are a better country than this,' " Aug. 29 Barack Obama's acceptance speech was given on the anniversary of that great speech that helped change and save America. As one who met and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I could see in Obama another man whose spirit and ideals just may change and save America. The spirit of King truly lives on. Tom Owens Altadena There was a time when I believed in Obama and his mantra for change. I really can't say when I started questioning my support for him. Maybe it was when he reversed key primary positions upon winning the nomination.
OPINION
August 19, 2008
Re "Rebuttal issued to anti-Obama book," Aug. 15 Barack Obama states that "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality" by Jerome Corsi is a compilation of innuendoes and false rumors about him. The book charges that Obama attended a radical black church and secretly harbors "black rage"; his response is that he is a Christian who attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. What kind of a rebuttal is that? Trinity United Church, whose pastor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., a hate-filled man who in some sermons was anti-American as well as anti-white?
OPINION
March 24, 2008
Re " 'Old Hickory's' slaves," Opinion, March 21 Can we say that President Andrew Jackson was wrong to intentionally enslave people? Can we say that Osama bin Laden is wrong to intentionally kill people? Yes, they are both wrong. Ethical thinking is evolving toward moral truths, and much of humanity has outgrown the barbarisms of slavery and murder. Carl Byker is correct to say that we need to "figure out who we want to be in the future," but that does not absolve Jackson of his moral failings.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Strategists for the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton exchanged calculated barbs Sunday over accountability and ethics and who was engaging in personal attacks.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Taking a page from President Obama's political playbook, Michele Bachmann has formally left a church in Minnesota accused of holding anti-Catholic views. According to CNN , the church that Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus had attended for more than a decade, Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn., granted the couple's request to be released from their membership last month, a week after Bachmann told a national audience that she would run for the Republican presidential nomination.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Outrage alert: Some conservatives have a beef with Michelle Obama’s invitation to a rapper who once called for the “burn”-ing of George W. Bush to perform this week at White House event. Hip-hop artist Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., a Chicago native who goes by the name Common, will be part of a poetry program Wednesday night. President Obama is expected to attend. The Daily Caller, a conservative news site launched by Tucker Carlson, has helped spearhead the controversy over the rapper.
OPINION
June 7, 2012
Re "Religion shifts to the back burner," June 4 It's probably not altruism that prompts Mitt Romney to rein in conservatives' criticism of President Obama for his past association with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Perhaps Romney wants to forestall focus on his own Mormon faith. Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its president and members of the Quorum of the Twelve are all white males because of the church's historical discrimination. Romney asserts but does not define values that Mormonism purportedly has in common with other faiths.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Of the Democratic presidential candidates, would Republican John McCain rather take on Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton? "You know, Ron Paul is still in the race," McCain joked Wednesday during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." McCain deadpanned about the marathon race between the Democrats: "I hate to watch it. It's terrible. My heart goes out to them." During the taping, McCain pretended to walk off the set when Stewart pressed him on whether President Bush is more of a liability for him than the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. is for Obama.
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