The mainstream press has been gleefully trumpeting the indictment of Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens for allegedly lying about gifts he received from an Alaskan company, declaring it yet another nail in the GOP’s coffin in an already difficult election year. In the meantime, another political scandal is flying under the radar because the MSM (the hip acronym for “mainstream media”) has chosen not to cover it. Part of the problem is the source of the story but the fact remains that the information that’s verifiable suggests the story might be credible and deserves greater scrutiny than it’s currently receiving.
Archive for July, 2008
I guess it was inevitable that the House’s formal apology for slavery and institutionalized segregation would bring out calls once again for reparations. It seems that many black leaders don’t believe reconciliation is possible without some price being paid by the oppressors. To them, an apology is hollow – I guess it’s gotta hurt for them to believe they really mean it.
My humble opinion is that reparations won’t solve anything and will further exacerbate racial tensions. Consider all the tough questions reparations would raise:
As we gear up for the 2008 general election campaign for President, a disquieting portrait of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is emerging. In separate press articles in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post this week, Obama is criticized for narcissism, the highest level of self-love. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi laments, “Barack Obama was always a larger-than-life candidate with a healthy ego. Now he’s turning into the A-Rod of politics. It’s all about him.” While acknowledging that “A presidential candidate is supposed to get bigger on the national stage…”, she concludes “That doesn’t mean his head should, too.”