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Kelly Branan

Remembering the Real Martin Luther King

More than 40 years after his death, Martin Luther King Jr., one of the great prophets of American democracy, has been reduced to little more than a lifeless statue. Yet his courageous call for peace and criticism of his government at a time of war must not be lost to history.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 READ MORE



bbc.co.uk

Jordan’s King to Syria’s President: Time to Go

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has drawn criticism from leaders of neighboring nations, most notably those in the Arab League, for his iron-fisted crackdown on dissenters in his country. On Monday, King Abdullah of Jordan ramped up the pressure on Assad to step down by ... (more)

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MLK’s ‘Missing Years’

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “missing” final years, questioning the capacity of our undergraduate graduates, and a new California law that allows cops to snoop our smart phones. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Thai King Calls for Stability

Anyone who has ever backpacked through the land of smiles knows that the Thai people love their king (or at least put his picture everywhere). The world’s longest-reigning monarch doesn’t normally involve himself in the country’s messy political upheavals, but King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 82, is finally speaking out after seven weeks of sometimes lethal protests.

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Ventura
nationalexpositor.com

Ventura Staying Out of Minnesota Senate Race

It would have made for quite a political smackdown, but former Minnesota governor and one-time WWF wrestler Jesse Ventura has nixed rumors that he will take on Al Franken and Norm Coleman as a senatorial candidate. Of course, if God intervenes, “The Body” might change his mind.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008 READ MORE


Pacifying Dr. King

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has rejected a statue intended to stand at the memorial of Martin Luther King. The members expected a more passive depiction. Clearly the commission has some brushing up to do on American history.

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McCain on King Day: ?I Was Wrong?

John McCain told a Memphis crowd gathered in memory of the assassination of Martin Luther King that “I was wrong” to oppose a national holiday for Dr. King, but that didn’t stop some in the crowd from heckling the would-be president.

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Robert Kennedy

?The Savageness of Man?

Forty years ago today, Robert Kennedy informed a crowd gathered in the center of Indianapolis that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot. The improvised but powerful speech that followed is widely credited for keeping the peace in that community. Indianapolis was one of the few big cities in America that did not erupt into violence that night.

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Forty Years On

In 1968, American liberalism suffered a blow from which it has still not recovered.

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Two Black Americas

Much has changed in the years since Martin Luther King Jr.‘s death, and yet many black Americans struggle now more than ever. We must acknowledge progress if we are to take up the work that is left incomplete.

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King statue
Kelly Branan

Remembering the Real Martin Luther King

Forty years after his death, Martin Luther King, one of the great prophets of American democracy, has been reduced to little more than a lifeless statue. Yet his courageous call for peace and criticism of his government at a time of war must not be lost to history.

Posted on Apr 3, 2008 READ MORE


Where Do We Go From Here?

It has been 40 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., while standing on the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel.

Posted on Apr 2, 2008 READ MORE


On His Own Terms

Let’s ask the hard question about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Is he as far outside the African-American mainstream as many of us would like to think?

Posted on Mar 21, 2008 READ MORE


Micahel Moore

Michael Moore Gets Religion Against Hillary

A short while into this Larry King interview with Michael Moore, the filmmaker explains why his Catholicism morally prohibits him from voting for Hillary Clinton, and why religion, whether Mitt Romney’s or Tom Cruise’s, should be off-limits.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary to Fox News: Obama Isn’t JFK or MLK

The media may be falling under the sway of Barack Obama, but Hillary Clinton is fed up with the idea that his campaign is somehow historic, and she’s had more than enough of those comparisons to JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. just “because they gave great speeches.”

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Nepalese Monarchy Ousted in Vote

Nepal’s long-standing monarchy is about to become obsolete, after more than two-thirds of the country’s provisional parliament voted to amend the constitution and give the government the power to abolish the monarchy and establish a “federal democratic republican state” instead.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007 READ MORE


Abdullah
britannica.com

Saudi King Pardons Rape Victim

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah marked the first day of Hajj by pardoning the so-called Qatif girl, who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison because she was traveling with a man when she was attacked and gang-raped. The Saudi justice minister said that, despite the pardon, the king was “convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair.”

Posted on Dec 17, 2007 READ MORE


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Oil Is King

The Mosaic Intelligence Report investigates who is benefiting from record oil prices and whether there’s more to the Saudi king’s European tour than meets the eye.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007 READ MORE


Spain’s King Tells Chavez to ‘Shut Up’

King Juan Carlos of Spain had apparently had enough of Hugo Chavez when he said to the Venezuelan president: “Why don’t you shut up?” The public scolding took place at the 22-nation Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile, and was precipitated by Chavez’s attempts to paint former Spanish prime minister and Bush supporter Jose Maria Aznar as a fascist, which is a touchy term to use in front of the man who ended nearly four decades of fascist rule.

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Saudi women
newstatesman.com

Saudis Weigh In on Women Drivers

As a group of women in Saudi Arabia mobilize to petition the government to lift its ban on female drivers, fellow Saudis give their opinions on the issue in this interview roundup by the BBC.

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Steve King
From C-span.org

GOP Rep. King Compares Latinos to Drunks

The anti-immigration congressman made a speech before Congress in May that blasted the idea of providing interpreters for Spanish speakers at polling stations, saying the practice would “coddle” Hispanics, “just like an enabler for an alcoholic, hand them a bottle of booze so they do not cure themselves….”

  • This is the same guy who recently proposed erecting an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and compared Latinos to livestock.
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    Posted on Jul 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Mexico Border Fence

    GOP Rep. Designs Electric Fence for Mexican Border: ‘We Do This With Livestock All The Time’

    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) showed off to Congress a model of an electric fence he designed for America’s southern border. He said its nonlethal current works fine with barnyard animals.

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  • It’s a tough calculus these Republicans are facing: wondering whether they’ll lose more conservative votes by appearing soft on immigration or more Hispanic votes by lumping Latinos in with livestock.

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush on Ken Lay
    From ThinkProgress

    Bush Rewrites History on Lay

    President Bush told Larry King that deceased Enron founder Ken Lay was “a good guy.” That’s just patently false. A jury confirmed as much. And as for Lay’s crimes, Bush said he was “disappointed.”

  • Memo to Bush: “Disappointed” is dropping an ice cream cone in the mud. Leaving thousands of employees with worthless pension plans and profiting wildly by knocking California off the power grid ... that’s a bit more than “disappointing.”
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    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Sam Harris, Disbeliever

    The frequent Truthdig contributor and interviewee tells Salon.com that Martin Luther King Jr. performed his admirable works in spite of his religious beliefs, not because of them. (Link - reg req’d)

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    The Bushes on Larry King
    From crooksandliars.com

    Bush, Pleasing God by Skipping Briefings on Sunday

    In a mostly softball interview with Larry King Thursday night, President Bush said that he doesn’t get intelligence briefings on Sunday. (Presumably because that’s the day the Lord takes a break from those updates, too.)

  • Story about the interview
  • Full transcript

  • Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Rep. Peter King

    Rep. Peter King: Charge the N.Y. Times With Espionage

    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) tells Chris Matthews that he’s calling on Atty. Gen. Gonzales to begin a criminal investigation into the newspaper for publishing details of President Bush’s financial information-mining program.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Michael Hayden
    From nsa.gov

    CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to Bribery Scandal Company

    Gen. Michael Hayden, whom Bush has tapped to lead the CIA, contracted the services of a company at the center of the Cunningham bribery scandal, reports TPM Muckraker.

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


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