Thomas Jefferson Street

July 2009


Obama Was Right About Henry Louis Gates Arrest

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

So I was playing softball last night and missed the big news--I guess President Obama called a press conference to denounce the Cambridge police's arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., right? What? Not so much? OK, so Obama held a ...

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The Birther-9/11 Connection

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

As I mentioned yesterday, the video of Mike Castle getting ambushed by a "Birther" (as in Barack Obama's birth took place somewhere beside the United States of America) has given the televised media an excuse to more closely examine the puzzling ...

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Must Shut Up. Now.

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Unlike many, I found Gov. Mark Sanford's initial press conference refreshing because he came across as a struggling human being rather than a politician reading the contrition script. But the contrition script has one redeeming line—the one that ...

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