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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Immigration hurts blacks
President Bush scolded some members of his base for, of all things, fear-mongering on illegal immigration. ''If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bill's an amnesty bill,'' chided the Fear Monger-In-Chief, the man who would have us believe there could soon be a heaven-bent Muslim terrorist hiding under every bed and in every closet in America. ''That's empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.''

Sunday, May 27, 2007

War on drugs kills blacks
I have two T-shirts that date back to last century. Both are black and white. One has a silhouetted head of an African-American man within the cross hairs of a gunsight. Underneath the head is a big, contrasting stencil that reads: ''Endangered Species.'' The second T-shirt repeats ''Endangered Species'' 16 times as alternating black, then white, banners. Dominating its center is a similar silhouette caught in similar cross hairs.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bring troops home now
We're waist-deep in George W. Bush's nightmarish Middle East misadventure as the new, theoretically empowered Democrats are difficult to distinguish from the old, hamstrung Dems of a year ago. They're still too timid.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Threat requires guards
Black America's first serious contender to become the leader of the free world just racked up one more first: Ten days ago, Sen. Barack Obama was assigned to the watchful eye of the U.S. Secret Service, concealed automatic weapons and all. The politic explanation for his getting this 24/7 team of bodyguards so early has much to do about the rock-star crowds he draws. The real explanation, unspoken but readily understood, is deeply rooted in those two great American social disorder diseases: racism and murder.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Do nice school stats add up?

The Chicago Public Schools head honchos had two Goldstar days last week. The number of the city's public high school graduates going to college rose for the third year in a row, with nearly half now heading off to institutions of higher learning, CPS officials announced on Wednesday. Two days later, school administrators boasted of firing some 775 non-tenured teachers, clearing the way for others who, they believe, might manage their classrooms better.

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Coach wants his job back, but not on school's terms

Goose Island's golden egg

NFL suspends Tank

Myers, 'Pirates' treasured at MTV awards

'Fight Girls' not just for kicks

The Ride: Reminder: CTA public meetings (6/04) Lynn Sweet: Sweet blog extra: Obama hits (not by name) Clinton for "we are safer" post-9-11 debate declaration. Not so. (6/04) High School Confidential: It's official: Marcus Jordan will transfer to Young (6/04) Full Court Press: Tank's half empty (6/04) Full Court Press: Is Zambrano heavyweight champ? (6/04) Unbridled: Thank you Target (6/04) The Ride: Sidewalk ban for bikers in Edgewater (6/04) Lynn Sweet: Sweet blog special: Post Dem debate musings. Report 6. (6/04) Lynn Sweet: New Hampshire Democratic Debate. Full transcript. (6/04) Lynn Sweet: Sweet debate special: Dems debate--Will China Olympic boycott help stop Darfur genocide? Report 5. (6/04) The Gold Rush: Paris Hilton makes pre-jail appearance at awards (6/03) The Gold Rush: 'Pirates' grabs booty at MTV Movie Awards (6/03) Full Court Press: Sweet Lou: Inspiration or tired, weak act? (6/03) Lynn Sweet: Sweet debate special: Inside the Spin Room. Report 4 (6/03) Lynn Sweet: Sweet debate special: Obama sees through GOP English-only moves. Report 3. (6/03) Lynn Sweet: Sweet debate extra. Edwards goes after Obama, Clinton. Report 2. (6/03) Lynn Sweet: Sweet debate extra: Blogging from the Democratic debate in New Hampshire. Report 1. (6/03) Unbridled: Where did my life go? (6/03) The Gold Rush: Rehabbing Lindsay Lohan to miss tonight's MTV Movie Awards (6/03) Lynn Sweet: Sweet column: The spin on Spin Rooms. Dems debate 7 p.m. (eastern) from Manchester, N.H. On CNN. (6/03)

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