Baltimore Sun: America is angrier and more divided than ever

Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it’s been in 80 years? Why is  there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during  Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle  for civil rights in the 1960s…

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TheRoot.com: Kelli Goff: Can Obama Move Us Past Sagging-Pants Debate?

(The Root) — According to Politico, President Obama told Maryland’s Rep. Elijah Cummings and other Democrats that addressing the needs of minority youths, including disparities in the criminal-justice system, is a priority of his second term. What remains to be seen is whether or not his solutions will move beyond talk and result in…

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NationalJournal.com: How Helen Thomas Changed the White House Press Corps for the Better

It’s a shame so few ‘journalists’ speak truth to power and ask tough questions anymore.  So many are more concerned with ratings that truth.  Helen Thomas was the quintessential journalist, always prodding, always outspoken, always demanding answers.  Rest in peace, Helen Thomas.

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Politic365.com: President Obama’s Opaque Transparency

Over the past few weeks the Obama administration has been embroiled in a number of controversies. Three of which are the Benghazi talking points; the Department of Justice obtained through a subpoena two months of telephone records of Associated Press reporters; and the Internal Revenue Service targeted…

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