The politics of comparing apples and oranges when they are both in the bowl

Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are making claims that the reason she is not doing well in her run for president is sexism and misogyny – that people do not support her because she is a woman. Misogyny certainly exists, and denying that would be as nuts and out of touch with reality as saying …

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On Obama, Wright, and Race in America

My new friend Jackie, who has been commenting on my blog writes in her blog THINGS according to me: When it comes to honesty about race, we Americans are experts at bandaging over wounds, plugging our ears, and avoiding the 3000 lb elephant in the room. and Rev. Wright is accused of racism. They had …

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Meet the White Man Who Inspired Wright’s Controversial Sermon

Meet the man who inspired Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s now famous tirade about America’s foreign policy inciting the terrorist attacks of September 11. His name is Ambassador Edward Peck. And he is a retired, white, career U.S. diplomat who served 32-years in the U.S. Foreign Service and was chief of the U.S. mission to Iraq under …

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Another thing for me to rant on … regarding The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

The assumption put forth in much of the mainstream media I have seen of late is that white Americans are offended by what The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. said in his sermon. You know, the one they show clips from on the news – the one Barack Obama spoke about in his recent …

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What I sent to Barack Obama this morning

Dear Senator Obama, I supported you in the caucus this week, and I will vote for you today in our Washington state primary. But I am not yet ready to publicly endorse you because of one issue: marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. I am a straight woman who has been married for over …

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