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    Senator Barack Obama was criticized for his popularity by the McCain campaign this week. They compared him to Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise? I always thought Tom was more Johnny Mac-like in his Top Gunnitude. Anyway,


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    Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis is accusing John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate, likening the atmosphere at Republican campaign events to those featuring George Wallace, the segregationist former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate. “What


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    I received an email today from a disturbed nanotech geek working on a government grant at some state school down south. He said it was okay for me to post his message. Here it is: as a university professor, I


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    I’m bummed that Proposition 8 passed in California and I’m delighted that Obama won. As a supporter of same sex marriage and a supporter of Barack Obama, I want to weigh in on an unfortunate bit of pop-political analysis that


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  • 07/23/09--17:38: Town and Gown
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts was in the news this week. A city cop busted a black professor on his own property following some verbal hassles. The professor was understandably freaked out by the cop’s behavior. The cop interpreted that as disrespect for


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    Chantal Laurent, The Haitian Blogger, published an informed article yesterday on her blog and in Salon, an article that underscores the irony of Obama’s appointment of Clinton and Bush to lead “an international campaign to help Haiti recover from the


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  • 01/19/10--13:38: I think I nailed it
  • Wrote this email in response to a thoughtful, optimistic essay regarding the epigenetic nature of the American character. Sharing it here out of context, but I used so many big words I thought “What the hey! People need to read


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  • 02/04/10--08:22: The R Word
  • The only people more cruel than kids are grown-ups. One day last August Rahm Emanuel reminded us of that when he called liberal activists “retarded.” I’m sure he brought that insult with him as baggage from the school yard. Early


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  • 08/05/15--11:23: Woeful Wednesday
  • The environmental crisis, racism, the growing gulf between rich and poor… where to begin this Woeful Wednesday? Cultural disintegration? The collapse of community and family, the destruction of public education, the tear-down of knowledge and the ruination of the scientific


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  • 08/12/15--19:38: In a Pickle
  • It’s Woeful Wednesday, a day I’m allowed to whine and rant and wail. Today I have something a little self-revealing. I hope anyone old and white and nominally progressive who reads this might ask himself, herself: What is he on