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Join Tavis, Arianna Huffington, Cornel West & others discuss America’s Next Chapter

Join me as I and 7 other influential bloggers moderate the online discussion of: New York Times columnist Bob Herbert suggests that America has blown numerous opportunities over the past decade to be great. America has not taken lead on a vast cooperative effort domestically, internationally to combat terrorism and lay the groundwork for a […]

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The Tucson Shootings: Lessons from the Eggshell Rule

My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with the victims of the Tucson shooting this past Saturday which happened when  a lone-gunman identified as Jared Lee Loughner took a cab to a small political meet and greet staged outside a Tucson supermarket and shot at 18 people while attempting to assassinate House of Representative member Gabrielle […]

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Political Success for the next 2 years depends on who controls the message

They say, “the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” For the past two years, that hand belonged to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA) who wielded her power to control the Congressional agenda.  Now, with the changing of the guard, an interesting new interplay will likely be […]

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Right of Black Co-host takes on Tucker Carlson’s Vick Comments

Last Tuesday, during the slow political news week, Tucker Carlson while sitting in for Sean Hannity on Fox replied to President Obama voicing approval for Vick’s return. During the piece (seen above) he suggests that Vick should have been executed for his dog fighting offenses. Because the holidays had me so busy, I totally missed […]

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Wall Street Journal Opines: The FCC Internet Power Grab (video)

Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley discusses the FCC’s attempt to regulate the Internet in much the same way they once regulated the nation’s telephones. Thoughts? Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital […]

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Government challenges and offers innovators $10,000 + for their ideas

I just learned about an online resource, Challenge.gov, which allows innovators to compete for awards in various competitions, contests and well, challenges.  The site is administered by the  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost. According to the site, it “empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent […]

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States in Crisis: 46 out of 50 States are virtually Bankrupt.

Dire Straits’ song “Money for Nothing” reflects the sentiments of a frustrated blue collar worker who is peeved at the artists he sees on MTV dancing, singing, wearing makeup and looking pretty, essentially getting “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” The song sums up the frustration of some over government workers who they […]

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New SBA Loan Programs Target Minorities, Underserved

Here’s a piece I did for Politic365.com: The Small Business Administration recently announced that it is launching two new loan programs to help small businesses, particularly those in underserved, low income and urban communities, hardest hit by the slump in the economy.  Acknowledging that many minority groups were disproportionately affected by the recession, the SBA […]

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Could the DREAM ACT be used as a Tool for Returning Undocumented Immigrants to their Homes?

President Obama recently said that one of his regrets of his first two years in office was not being able to get the DREAM Act passed.  The bill which would create a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants failed in a 55-41 vote in the Senate last week, thereby killing it in Congress […]

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FCC’s New Internet Regulations Reflect an Imperfect Compromise

From my Politic365.com post analyzing the FCC’s net neutrality decision: It appears no one is happy with the rules ultimately adopted — not the progressive netroots groups who have been pushing the hardest for strict network neutrality rules; not conservative watchdog groups who have been warning the FCC against imposing extraneous government oversight on the […]

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