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Jul 24th

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Becoming an Obamacan

Becoming an Obamacan

By Joseph C. Phillips

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama recently found himself in some hot water when he was heard to compliment former President Ronald Reagan. During an interview, the Illinois senator said, "I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it." He was immediately attacked by his opponents and other new liberals that view as heresy the mention of Reagan's name with anything but disdain.
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The strategy of nuance and divisive politics is back from the future

The strategy of nuance and divisive politics is back from the future

By H. Smith

I noticed this past week that the strategy of nuance and divisive politics has raised its ugly head once again. I'm actually old enough to remember the politics of the 1990's, and it's devastating effects on the Democratic Party.
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Two democracies sailing into uncharted waters

Two democracies sailing into uncharted waters

By Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Even with many away during the festive season, reconnecting with their roots or seeking renewal for the year ahead, there were still enough people left in Johannesburg to get together for one reason or another. And when they did, the conversation invariably turned to politics and, specifically, the historic African National Congress (ANC) changing of the guard through the first contested election in more than 50 years.
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