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South Bronx is just as important as Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall

South Bronx - Some rights reserved by Nathan CongletonIt is lovely to watch a US President taking the oath of office and not be scared. The feeling of dread I experienced in 1981 and 2001 when Reagan and the younger Bush took office was not pleasant. While Barack Obama has not been perfect, his heart is generally in the right place. His achievements in his first term are all the more remarkable when you consider that he faced a Congress full of some of the most right wing, conservative Republicans we’ve seen in our lifetimes whose sole aim was to thwart his every move.

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    I couldn't agree with this article more and I'm quite annoyed with the idea that anyone who points to the dismal failures in in Iraq,...
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    expats again, the point is that if you use the military you get an important say in the peace treaty. We also have the world's...
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    malc asks if the Tories' plans are worse than the Coalition. The obvious answer is yes, because the presence of the Lib Dems in Coalition...
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    Looks like four out of Tim's five things have been delivered. Will we be supporting it then?