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A few more thoughts on Professor Henry Louis Gates

This is a continuation of the discussion that I started earlier this week. Most of this grew out of the accusations that President Barack Obama is a racist because of a video which shows him both introducing and hugging Harvard professor Derek Bell. The discussion got off into the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates. I would like to continue that discussion here. For some reason, in this country, we have an ethnocentric idea that everybody needs to act the same. Actions that deviate from the norm are abnormal and need to be suppressed. My friend, who has stringently argued his

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Why is Lou Dobbs still on the air?

I have thought for over three or four years Lou Dobbs has been over the top. He is in another zone of crazy when he talks about immigration, which is about every other show. Well, the other night, he had to talk about this dustup over whether Obama was born in Hawai’i or not. From Polical Animal: Adam Serwer noted yesterday that the whole Birther movement “is probably hurting CNN more than it’s hurting the GOP.” That’s a very persuasive point. The fact that the Republican base has more than its share of nuts is well established, but CNN wants to be

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Soldier refuses to serve under Obama

from TP: U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, who should be getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan, is instead seeking a temporary restraining order under the guise of being a conscientious objector. Cook is a birther who is arguing that President Obama is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, ineligible to be commander-in-chief. Cook’s lawyer is Orly Taitz — dubbed The Queen Bee of Birferstan for challenging the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in California: In the 20-page document — filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia — the California-based Taitz asks the court

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