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John McCain: Portrait of a Demagogue
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 October 2008
Demagogue: "A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace." The American Heritage Dictionary Demagogues are vampires who prey ... read more >>
John McCain: A Footnote to Posterity
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 October 2008
As I watched the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, my mind drifted off to when I once watched the landing of the Space Shuttle. All the drama of the mission was over, ... read more >>
The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Vs. Betty Boop
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 October 2008
The writers can take the day off at Saturday Night Live this weekend, because comic relief won't be necessary. Mark Twain himself couldn't have provided better satire than the reality of last ... read more >>
A Red Flag Flies Over Financial Bailout
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 02 October 2008
I'm writing this article a full week before it's due to appear in the paper. Considering all that's going on in the election, I know that's early, but unless someone drops out of the ... read more >>
It's Time for Americans to Become Social Capitalists
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 September 2008
So here they come--all the corporate fascists, hat-in-hand, wanting the American taxpayer to bail them out. These, the very same arrogant, and compassionless social terrorists who demonized as "socialist" ... read more >>
Sarah: Through the Humble Eyes of a Clueless Hood-Rat
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 September 2008
When you're raised in the ghetto and you're either unaware or deprived of the many resources that society has to offer, you learn to make due with what you have. In that regard, I was fortunate ... read more >>
In Solemn Tribute to The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 September 2008
After enduring the obligatory task of suffering through The 2008 Republican Snake Oil Festival, I've come away with a virtual case of whiplash from having vacillated between somnambulistic boredom ... read more >>
Is John McCain Really a Hero?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 28 August 2008
One of the primary reasons that this nation finds itself in the dire condition that we currently face, is that we’re extremely sloppy and less than precise in our political rhetoric. One example ... read more >>
The Crabs Are on The Move
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Well, they're at it again, y'all. A small minority of Black people are hard at work doing everything they can to undermine the Black community. This time it's in the guise of trying to drag ... read more >>
Who’s Really Playing the Race Card?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 August 2008
I’ve never been one to go around looking for racial aspersions. While I know people who have made searching out transgressions a way of life, I’ve always been so thoroughly in love with being ... read more >>
Self-Hatred Running Rampant Among Black People
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 07 August 2008
As a Black man who is old enough to remember the courageously focused and determined lives of both Malcolm and Martin Luther King, and their gruesome and untimely deaths, and educated enough to be cognizant ... read more >>
The Forgotten Man
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 31 July 2008
Ever since Barack Obama’s Father’s Day Speech, there’s been an ongoing debate about the need for more Black fathers to step up to the plate. But as usual, there’s a forgotten ... read more >>
Your Brother is the One Who Thinks Like You
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 July 2008
The raging controversy over Barack Obama addressing the issue of irresponsible fathers in the Black community, clearly demonstrates that many of the old-school thinkers in the community are living in ... read more >>
Obama Has My Support: As Long as He Remembers Who’s the Boss
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 17 July 2008
I’m both a progressive and Obama supporter, so it goes without saying that I’m deeply disappointed with his reversal on the FISA issue. But the mere fact that Sen. Obama felt it both safe, ... read more >>
A Sense of Pride is a Terrible Thing to Lose
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 10 July 2008
When I look back on the sixties it seems like it took place on another planet. There was so much to be proud of during that period. We didn’t have much in terms of material things, but we had pride, ... read more >>
A Journalist’s First Responsibility
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 03 July 2008
As anyone who has regularly read my column is fully aware, I’ve been one of Barack Obama’s most fervent supporters since hours after he first declared his intention to seek the presidency, ... read more >>
The Modern Black Man: 21st Century Arguments for 19th Century Thinking
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 26 June 2008
Less than three hours after Barack Obama declared his candidacy for presidency, the feeding frenzy began among Black people. It just so happened that Sen. Obama declared his candidacy on the same day ... read more >>
Can We Call Americans Racist and Still Expect to Get Their Vote?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 June 2008
Michelle Obama made a simple statement—“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of this country”—and one would have thought she declared a jihad on America. ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Representatives Diane Watson and Maxine Waters
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 June 2008
It has been pointed out within these pages on many occasions that you’ve both been excellent Black leaders. I agree with only part of that contention. You have indeed represented the community ... read more >>
Is Hillary Engaged in Subliminal Messaging?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Beneath the spin has never been more meaningful than it has become during this political season, because it’s beginning to look like Hillary Clinton has taken it’s meaning to a new and very ... read more >>
Hillary, What's the Point?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 May 2008
After Tuesday’s primary results I had hoped that I had written the name Hillary Clinton for the last time during this election. But in spite of the fact that there is virtually no legitimate path ... read more >>
An Open Letter to the DNC: Party Loyalty Goes Both Ways
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 14 May 2008
Nervous over the growing fracture in the Democratic Party, the DNC is vigorously reminding Democratic voters of the importance of backing the Democratic nominee in order to win the November election. ... read more >>
Clinton Credibility: A Contradiction in Terms
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 May 2008
Why are Democrats tolerating Hillary Clinton’s selfish juggernaut to destroy the Democratic Party? You’re sitting around allowing your nomination process to be corrupted, then asking, “Why ... read more >>
The Rev. Wright is Wrong: It is God’s Will That We Use Common Sense
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 May 2008
Most people who have any interest at all in Sen. Obama’s campaign for president are scratching their heads over what could possibly be governing Rev. Wright’s decision to go public at this ... read more >>
Clinton Supporters Beginning to Jump Ship-As a Simple Matter of Conscience
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Hillary Clinton has done a lot of talk about the value of experience, and her selfless dedication to America during these primaries. But it’s just that—talk, and many of her supporters are ... read more >>

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