The bulk of today's problems for many blacks are a result of politicians and civil rights organizations using government in the name of helping blacks when in fact they are serving the purposes of powerful interest groups.

Was it supposed to be a joke? Brendan James at Talking Points Memo said South Carolina Senator and presidential aspirant Lindsey Graham could be heard laughing as he told a GOP gathering in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday night that he would “call a drone” to kill anyone thinking about joining al-Qaeda or the jihadists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

There aren’t many who think Senator Bernie Sanders has a chance at the Democratic Party's nomination for president, so is there something else he wants to accomplish by throwing his name into the mix?

In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor.

While the neocons keep pushing the lie that the military budget is shrinking under the Obama Administration, the opposite is true.

When someone describes his location and says he’s right or left, the obvious answer is “Of what?” It’s interesting that we never ask this in politics.

 

Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agenda.

The only reform of the PATRIOT Act is a total repeal. Accept nothing less.

In most of America’s inner cities, the breakdown of the family and the sound influences over the young that families supply is enormously relevant when assessing what goes wrong.

What's missing in the recent sequence of looting, arson, and destruction that occurred in the majority-black city of Baltimore — and previously in Ferguson, Los Angeles and elsewhere — are protest banners that say “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Jobs Created by Korean Mom & Pops Matter,” and “Minority-owned Asian Businesses Matter.”