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By James Bordonaro on November 3, 2010

The former president is out with his memoir (Decision Points) of his years in office and notes that his lowest personal point was when rap singer, Kanye West, said he didn't care about black people during a live fund-raising telethon because of the manner in which he responded to Hurricane Katrina's destruction of New Orleans. (See this for a full description of the story.)

He says it was even worse than all the criticism he received over the Iraq War and putting forward the false rationale that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.

So, coupled with the lack of introspection he exhibited in a 2004 press conference when asked to identify any mistakes he might have made during his time in office, I guess that's all we really need to know.

Kanye was wrong. The President does care about black people - just self-absorbed Hollywood, elitist, rap stars with gold chains around their necks. A bigger question still exists as to whether he cares about his own legacy.

By Angelo Lopez on October 2, 2010

These are extremely partisan times. Democrats and Republicans seem to be unable to work together as they fight to an impasse in Congress over such issues as climate change, gay rights, immigration reform, and health care reform. Tea Party members try to vote out of office any politician who is not sufficiently conservative, while progressives decry the Obama administration for taking too many compromises in the health care reform bill and the stimulus bill. Though these times may seem exceedingly partisan, a look at our history shows that America has always had its partisan conflicts and divisive issues. From the Vietnam War to Civil Rights to Abolition, Americans have always been arguing about one issue or another.

In spite of these many disagreements, history is replete with many friendships of individuals with opposing viewpoints. Liberal Ted Kennedy and conservative Orrin Hatch were best friends in the Senate. Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neil would argue during the congressional debates, but would share drinks and exchange jokes afterward. When Reagan was shot, O'Neil visited his bedside and comforted his wife Nancy. Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda were best friends even though Stewart was a conservative Republican and Fonda was an ardent New Deal liberal. The most famous friendship of opposites in American history was the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John and Abigail Adams.

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By Angelo Lopez on July 1, 2010

From June 16 to June 19, I went to Portland to attend a conference of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. It was a fun time to meet cartoonists from all over the country and to learn more about the state of the political cartoonist trade in the U.S. During the 4 days, I attended many informative panels where various speakers talked about the local cartooning scene, and political cartooning in the web, political cartoons from across the world. We also got to hear from two legendary political cartoonists.

One interesting panel consisted of Mike Keefe, Ted Rall, Tjeerd Royaards, and Caroline Dijckmeester and they discussed possible new business models for editorial cartoonists. This is of special interests to editorial cartoonists, as recent years have seen many cartoonists lose their jobs as part of a larger trend of newspapers folding in the face of declining subscriptions and ad revenue. With the decline in newspapers, political cartoonists have been exploring other avenues to expose their work and earn some revenue. Mike Keefe talked about the website Sardonika as being a possible place to submit cartoons. Sardonika is a fictitious island off the coast of the United States that looks upon the U.S. sardonically and spoofs many of the late breaking news of the country. The Sardonika website is a bit like The Onion or Mad Magazine. I checked it out and found quite a few funny articles, although I couldn't figure out if there was a place that was just for the cartoons.

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By Tatiana McKinney on January 8, 2010

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By Tatiana McKinney on December 7, 2009

It's never a funny thing when someone's personal life is smeared across tabloid cover pages and broadcast on world news, but when you are a celebrity it's everyday life.

Sad, right?

Well, recently Golf Superstar Tiger Woods has been experiencing total humiliation with the recent remix of his sultry voicemail left to his mistress and also a SNL Spoof of his car accident with Blake Lively portraying his "reportedly" abusive wife Elin.

Still not okay, right?

Well, the reason I am shedding light in my blog because it questions reverse domestic violence. According to the tabloids and many newscasters it is said to believe that Elin Woods is the reason for his facial scars.

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By Tatiana McKinney on December 3, 2009

A while back, I blogged about the shocking and disturbing story presented by Senator Al Franken regarding 2007 revelation that nineteen-year-old Jamie Leigh Jones had been gang-raped by co-workers while working for Halliburton/KBR in Iraq!

Still sends chills!

According to Change.org, "The thirty white, male Senators who voted against the measure immediately become targets of (fury-fueled) mockery from sources like The Daily Show and the website RepublicansforRape.org."

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By Tatiana McKinney on December 2, 2009

America's Next Top Model has exposed us to so many different types of models...Plus size, short girls, tall, skinny, what else can we expect?

Well..Britain is taking it to a whole new level...they are giving women who have disabilities a chance to show that they can be amazing models as well!

According to the New York Times, "The fashion world may be the last bastion of prejudice, a field that overtly discriminates against people because of their looks. So there is something both bold and troubling about Britain’s Missing Top Model,” a reality show that begins on Tuesday on BBC America that pits disabled women against one another to compete for a photo spread in the U.K. edition of Marie Claire magazine.

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By Gerald Britt on November 13, 2009


"America is another name for opportunity."

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882
Essayist, Poet, Philosopher

By Tatiana McKinney on November 10, 2009

Hello Everyday Citizens. I am the biggest fan of Glamour magazine because they definitely empower women and shed light on the wonderful things that they do!

This year Glamour picked some fabulous women to honor! I think this is a great empowerment to women and it helps young girls see that their our people out there just like them that are changing the world in their different fields. To get all 5 women of the year covers, please click here.

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By Tatiana McKinney on November 4, 2009

Sister Donna Quinn has been a champion for women's rights, contraception, for women to seek ordination, and end unwanted pregnancies, but according to her order, she has to put it on hold.

According to the Chicago Tribune, "The Dominican nun has picketed for abortion rights in Washington, petitioned the pope for a female archbishop and escorted women into abortion clinics. But as the Vatican turns up scrutiny of the nation's nuns and U.S. Roman Catholic bishops refuse to support universal health care if it covers abortion, Quinn has put her crusade on hold."

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