Posts Tagged ‘obama’
Our most basic social programs are under attack.
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.
It’s still influencing American politics.
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...
John Q. Reader
To the editor: I too am a veteran of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and I have to say that Jeff Prince’s article (“The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram,” June 29, 2011) was most impressive. The common theme seems to be t...
A guy named Lou in Arlington called this morning to express his shock and dismay at seeing President Barack Obama pictured with a noose around his neck on the Cowboys Dancehall web site. Lou is from Baltimore and new to Arlingt...
The Tea Party is either the beneficiary of Conspiracy in the Heartland – or the joke.
Political conspiracy theories in America have been around since the colonists fought loony old King George III for independence. Although both the conservative and liberal fringes of the United States have historically been cap...
Tougher deportation rules are tearing up families without ushering in broader reforms.
On the night that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City to drive to Laredo, his mother, Habiba, cooked dinner — chicken and rice, with okra picked from the garden. She piled her son’s plate high and watche...
So, jobless numbers are beginning to look a little better, housing foreclosures are leveling off, financial reforms are battling their way through Congress, and the government bailout, as painful as it was, seems to have helped...
The healthcare vote was historic, but it was the racism that brought back painful history.
When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things in it to oppose. This indeed is not a miracle cure. It won’t stop insurance companies from jacking up ra...
John Q. Public
To the editor: If I’m going to join the “revolution” that Gayle Reaves so eloquently described in the opener to your Best of 2009 edition (“Long May We Wave,” Sept. 30, 2009) – a revolution a...
In the 1930s, the U.S. government conscripted visual artists across the country to create what amounted to U.S. propaganda: murals of muscular farmers, posters of empowered women. The goal was to help motivate Americans out of ...