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Obama’s Dangerous Dance With Crowley and Gates

Let me declare my bias up front. No, I am not a friend of Henry “Skip” Gates, but I had an encounter with the Cambridge police similar to that of the good professor—36 years ago!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 READ MORE


Let’s End the Score-Settling

The problem with “teachable moments” is that the term sets up one group of people as teachers while another group is consigned to the role of pupils. In a democracy, that’s troublesome.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009 READ MORE


What if the Big Cheese Had Been White?

If race were the only issue, there would be much less hyperventilation about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.‘s unpleasant run-in with the criminal justice system. The debate is also about power and entitlement.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Current National Threats, According to Colbert

Stephen Colbert walks us through the top three threats of the moment: Harvard professor and criminal mastermind Henry Louis Gates, Bill Gates and his weather-controlling madness, and an unemployed Wilford Brimley, who breaks into Colbert’s house in search of food. Check out this clip from last night’s “Colbert Report.”

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE


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