Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

President Barack Obama, under fire from African-Americans for what they see as his inattention to their needs — fired back at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday night, telling blacks to stop whining and get to work helping him win a second term. “Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your […]

Michelle who?

Michelle who?

Remember Michele Bachmann?  She used to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. No, she hasn’t dropped out of the race. Not yet. But she might as well do so because she has become less than an afterthought in a campaign season where political stars grab the spotlight and then fade faster than […]

As Rick Perry heads for the political dumpster, Ron Paul stands ready

As Rick Perry heads for the political dumpster, Ron Paul stands ready

After watching another lackluster debate performance by Texas Governor Rick Perry it’s safe to say the current tea party poster child is the new Michelle Bachmann — a flash in the pan headed for the trash compactor. Rick Perry on stage stumbled, sputtered and spat.  He started strong then got off script and couldn’t find […]

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson went before the nation in what was expected to be another policy speech attempting to justify his escalation of the war in Vietnam. It turned out to be far more than that. At the end, Johnson shocked the nation by announcing: With America’s sons in the fields […]

Death without health insurance is a laughing matter at tea party debate

Death without health insurance is a laughing matter at tea party debate

Dying because you lack health insurance is apparently a laughing matter to some — especially tea party members and supporters. Which may explain why so many in the audience laughed, cheered and shouted out “yeah” when Republican/Libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul was asked during Monday’s tea party Presidential debate that if a healthy, 30-year-old man […]

Remembering September 11, 2001

  The morning of September 11, 2001, dawned clear and crisp. A bright, blue sky overhead as I drove into Washington, DC, headed for the State Department for a routine assignment shooting a ceremonial function: a quiet routine day. Or so I thought. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., the Blackberry on my belt, vibrated, signalling the […]