The Democratic presidential candidate presented himself as heir to the populist legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the clearest articulation yet of his political philosophy and vision for the United States.
Half of the reported 101 Palestinians killed by an Israeli offensive over the last week are estimated to be women and children. No deaths have been reported in Israel. Palestinian human rights attorney Noura Erakat and Joshua Hantman, senior adviser to Israel’s ambassador to the United States, debate the question of what should be done.
Whether President Obama should be supported or opposed in his bid for re-election this year is a fundamental question facing left-wing Americans who have been disappointed with his performance during his first term. Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com take up opposing sides of the argument.
What if the right gave a culture war and nobody came? Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the latest cultural kerfuffle, manufactured and amplified by GOP gadfly Rush Limbaugh, about contraception generally and the testimony of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke before Congress more specifically.
“It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings,” former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor told a Georgetown audience, according to an NPR report. (Hat tip: Huff Po)