>Black candidate injects race into campaign

>This is a campaign that will soon catch the eye of various media outlets, particularly those conservative leaning folks who are desperate to find racism in the black community. http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=politics/2010/07/29/lemon.tn.race.brought.prim.cnn This video and subsequent CNN story is intriguing, to say the least. Former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie Herenton is challenging one-term Congressman Steve Cohen for the ninth […]

>What we should all take away from the Shirley Sherrod affair

>Now that we’ve had a chance to dissect the Shirley Sherrod video “controversy” and the subsequent omelet-in-face fallout for Andrew Breitbart’s pseudo investigative journalism, it’s a great opportunity for everyone to take a step back and examine this news story from various angles.  The story was compelling and was perfect for a few 10-second sound byte: […]

>Why are right-wingers obsessed with Kagan’s sexuality?

>Ever since President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to succeed John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, those on the right have launched the much-expected criticisms. From the false claims that Kagan kicked military recruiters off campus while she was dean at Harvard Law School, that she’s a socialist to the notion that she is unqualified because she […]