Writing, Lectures, and Interviews

Bernie Sanders
2016 Election

Why doesn’t Bernie resonate with black voters?

I was invited on WNPR’s “Where We Live” to discuss the rise of Bernie Sanders and how the Democratic party is responding to his popularity in the 2016 race for president. OTHER INVITED GUESTS: Colin McEnroe – Host of The Colin McEnroe Show John Dillon – Director at Vermont Public Radio Bob Kinzel – Reporter

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Ronald Reagan
2016 Election

Race-Baiting for the Presidency

  Law & Order. States Rights. In February 2000, George W. Bush’s presidential campaign was in peril heading into the South Carolina primary. John McCain had just scored an unexpected victory in New Hampshire, and his candidacy was picking up steam. The Bush campaign was fighting for its life. What happened next is political lore.

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Why would a black person want to be republican?

  Intersection Episode 8: The Loneliness of the Black Republican Once upon a time, the Republican Party was known as “the party of Lincoln.” Some still think call it that, trying to hearken back to a time when the party actually attracted black voters. But over the past decade, Democrats have garnered the vast majority

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Ben Carson and white supporters
2016 Election

The long tradition of black conservatism.

  According to recent polls, Ben Carson has surged in popularity among likely Republican voters and now finds himself at the top of the GOP presidential primary pack. A recent poll of Iowa Republicans, for example, found Carson tied with Donald Trump for first place. That an African American that has never held political office

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Ben Carson
2016 Election

Ben Carson makes white republicans comfortable

By Jonathan Capehart There was that curious moment in the Bloomberg focus group of Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire in July that continues to baffle me. After extolling the virtues of the bombastic Big Apple billionaire, they were asked who their second choice was. Half of them said Ben Carson. Last week, I tried

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Black Lives Matter NY
2016 Election

Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are ‘creating strife’

By Alan Yuhas Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accused Black Lives Matter activists of “creating strife”, underscoring the awkward relationship between conservatism and race for the only African American campaigning for president. “Of course black lives matter,” Carson said on Wednesday after speaking at a closed-door event with local politicians and businessmen in Harlem.

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2016 Election

Trump: I’ll win the black vote, too!

By Jane C. Timm Donald Trump’s got another bold electoral prediction. “I think I’m going to win – this will surprise you – I’m going to win Hispanics, and I think I’m going to win the African-American vote,” the Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday on msnbc’s “Morning Joe” when asked about a poll showing that

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