Category Archives: Congressional Black Caucus

What’s the point of political noise when power isn’t being transferred?

The past couple weeks of political protests have demonstrated to me how powerless the masses of voters are and how susceptible they are to the emotion targeting messaging of the Left faction and the Right faction. The left has had, … Continue reading

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Politics is not for mental or emotional therapy

The biggest political mistake that black voters make is to use politics as a form of emotional therapy. ‘We shall overcome.’ ‘Speak truth to power.’ ‘Keep hope (and hype) alive.’ ‘Suing for social justice.’ All these initiatives whether pursued in … Continue reading

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The anarcho-capitalist perspective on net neutrality. Keep the State out

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted on a notice of proposed rule making that repeals net neutrality rules put in place by the Commission in 2015. The rules classified broadband access services as a telecommunications service, taking it out of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, blacks, Vietnam, & Russia

Blacks have come a long way. On 4 April 1968, their civil rights warrior, Martin Luther King, Jr., was cut down by an assassin’s bullet while standing on a hotel balcony in Memphis. The Tet Offensive had only occurred three … Continue reading

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Blacks have not turned the symbolism of Obama into political capital

For the past eight years, black Americans have talked about the significance of the Obama presidency the way affluent blacks talk about buying a Cadillac or a Mercedes Benz. The opening of Ta-Nehisi Coates latest piece for The Atlantic (“My … Continue reading

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No, Mrs. Waters. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has not helped unemployment

Maxine Waters and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus need to be braver when it comes to the economy. Time to stop towing the line. This morning in her opening statement during a hearing on the Federal Reserve, Mrs. … Continue reading

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The CBC needs to man up

I agree for the most part with Black America Web’s Gregory Kane’s assessment of the Congressional Black Caucus‘ insistence that President Obama do something specific for job growth in the black community. Mr. Kane takes the position that the U.S. … Continue reading

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