Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
By Dontre L. Conerly
As a journalist, social activist, and all-around big mouth, I am for Freedom of Speech believe me! However, I have been conflicted of late as to whether or not there should be controls on it, given its sometimes-hateful nature and ability to incite anger. Ann Coulter and Bill OReilly immediately come to mind when I think of the controls that should be placed...Read more »
President Barack Obama was in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday, drumming up support for a stimulus package set to top $820 billion. The city of about 52,000 in Americas heartland seems a rather random choice for campaigning, but it wasnt Obamas first visit there.
He swung by the city six months ago as a presidential candidate to promote a more specific agenda energy. We...Read more »
I think I've lost about five pounds this week. I must have walked this city about 10 times over. One thing I've learned in my travels: D.C. is ready to cash in! There is someone selling Obama stuff on every single street corner.
Obama on a shirt! Obama on a hat! Look, there's a framed print of Michelle! Malia and Sasha salt-and-pepper shakers! Flags! Buttons! Yes, We Can! Si, se Puente! Even...Read more »
By Bragg Van Antwerp
Tuesday we inaugurated Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. It was wonderful moment for our nation. I am sincerely proud of our country, and of our new president.
And while I hate to be negative during such an overwhelmingly positive week, something was brought to my attention the other day that I simply cannot ignore. This is not the fault of...Read more »