Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge, is a weekly co-host of the “Al Sharpton Show” on American Urban Radio Network. An associate editor of New America Media. He hosts the weekly “Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour” on the Hutchinson Newsmaker Network.
Any hint that Bush plans to nominate a judicial partisan would trigger a tidal wave of national rage and permanently tar Bush as a petty ideologue more concerned about advancing a narrow conservative agenda than building bi-partisan political consensus.
Bush's newfound power will help him try to pack the nation's courts with right-wing judges. It may be an uphill fight, but the struggle to oppose the appointments could breathe new life into the Democratic Party.
Three strikes laws needlessly imprison thousands of persons who commit petty crimes, and criminalize a generation of young black and Latino males. The nation needs some more santity in its sentencing laws.
Three strikes laws needlessly imprison thousands of persons who commit petty crimes, and criminalize a generation of young black and Latino males. Yet every attempt to void the laws have been vehemently rejected.
While no evidence has yet appeared to link the sniper suspect to terrorist or religious fanatic groups, the fact that he is black and reportedly Muslim has many African American Muslims deeply worried about a witch hunt.
Though these in-our-backyard terrorists usually act alone, there are countless, nameless, and faceless others in local communities who nurse private or political hatreds, and are fully able and willing to launch their own mass killing sprees.
Posted on: Jun 5, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service
The latest report from the U.S. Dept. of Education reveals that nearly one out of three students kicked out of the nation's public schools are African American -- even though they make up less than 20 percent of the student body.