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Alone Again, Naturally

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The rock-star candidate who got elected on his electrifying promise has become a bored bird in a gilded cage.
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A powerful critique of Mr. Obama. He has certainly failed to work on the relationships necessary for the job.

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Obama's Victory -- The Landslide You Couldn't See

Obama's Victory -- The Landslide You Couldn't See | Upsetment | Scoop.it
If we fail to summon the courage necessary to identify racial animus where it exists, and to in turn adjust our approach to policy-making accordingly, all Americans will pay a price, not just those who are the typical targets of racial animus.
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This is an important analysis. Even if you don't agree with it, and I do, it is something you should read and think about.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:38 PM

This is a thought-provoking article regardless of party affiliation or voter preference in the presidential election.

Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:16 PM

For all those who keep saying that "race didn't have anything to do with it," yes. It did. It had everything to do with both the 2008 and 2012 elections. 

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Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance

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President Obama, who is delivering a speech on surveillance policy today, has made a series of misleading statements about the NSA.
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In my opinion, the NSA (along with the CIA) has become more a threat to our way of life than a guardian. Sadly, Mr. Obama seems to have bought into the system rather than maintaining an awareness of its inherent tendency to perpetuate and expand itself.

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