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Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 April 2009
Eight years of Republican "leadership" has left America both economically devastated, and globally humiliated. Yet, far from apologizing for the damage that they've done to the stability and image of this ... read more >>
Meet Caesar: The New, Greatest Singer in the World
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 23 April 2009
It was about 3 a.m. In the morning, and I found myself, as I am prone to do at that secluded hour, strollin' down the laid back and funky avenues of The Jazz Network.http://thejazznetwork.ning.com. I love ... read more >>
GOP Underestimates Conservative America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 16 April 2009
While President Obama is going about his valiant and statesman-like attempt to rescue America and restore our image at home and abroad, the GOP's politics as usual, diehard operatives are acting like spoiled ... read more >>
Play Me an Essay, Son
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 09 April 2009
I'm going be a little personal this week. I was in the process of responding to a written interview that I was invited to take this week when a White friend and fellow journalist told me that I should ... read more >>
How Loyal is the Loyal Opposition
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 26 March 2009
From this point on I pledge to stop using the terms "conservative" and "Republican" interchangeably. I'm beginning to realize there's a big difference between the two. ... read more >>
The GOP: A 'Rush' to Obscurity
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 March 2009
Those of us who pointed out that Michael Steele was elevated to Chairman of the Republican National Committee as both a token, and as attack-dog-in-chief against President Obama should feel completely ... read more >>
Sorry Mr. President, but We've Turned too Many Pages Already
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 12 March 2009
President Obama has suggested that we "turn the page" on Republican misdeeds and move the nation forward. The president is a good natured sort, but there is such a thing as being forgiving ... read more >>
The Assassination Cartoon
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 05 March 2009
I'm all for freedom of speech, but there are limits. Along with freedom comes responsibility, and the New York Post demonstrated the complete absence of responsibility with the publication of their ... read more >>
The Republican Leadership-They Just Don't Get It
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 26 February 2009
It is completely unconscionable how far the Republican leadership has strayed from anything resembling responsible governance. While they thrive on their claim of patriotism, their petulant obstructionism ... read more >>
The Republican Rape of America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 19 February 2009
The Republican leadership and their corporate cronies have systematically brutalized and raped America. Now they're insisting that we give them a bonus instead of treating our wounds. Those are ... read more >>
Republicans: "Look Y'all-We Got Us One Too!"
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 05 February 2009
I hate to be cynical, and I certainly hate to drag the issue of race back into the public debate while President Obama and literally millions of Americans of good will are working so hard to put this ... read more >>
Revs. Lowery, Wright, and the Black Church
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 29 January 2009
It was about 3:00 in the morning, and I was somewhere between browsing the Internet and dozing into never-never land when I read the following post from one of my more conservative White friends regarding ... read more >>
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away with What He's Done to America
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Bush Cannot be Allowed to Get Away With What He's Done to America I'm in total agreement with Obama's sentiment that it's time for America to heal itself and move forward, but I certainly ... read more >>
Do You Really Want Peace in the Middle East?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Well, "God's chosen people" are raising unholy hell in the Middle East again. And please don't buy into the nonsense that it's about Israel being attacked, or the defense of democracy, ... read more >>
When is Being Cool, Too Cool to Survive?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 08 January 2009
As a young man growing up, dividing my time between the Pueblo Del Rio projects and Watts, in South/Central Los Angeles, one of the first things I learned about survival in the Black community was ... read more >>
Get on the Beam
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 01 January 2009
One of the problems that we have in the Black community is that we don't really know who we are. That isn't to say that many of us haven't studied Black history, and the kings and queens ... read more >>
Jamie Foxx:How to Use Fame to Step on Your Brother
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 25 December 2008
One of the readers of last week's column, "Why are Black People Killing Themselves?," wrote me a very heartfelt response suggesting that I was being a little hard on Black people. Michele ... read more >>
Why Are Black People Killing Themselves?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 18 December 2008
For all who might have missed it, I'd like to call attention to Larry Aubry's excellent article, "Black on Black Violence: Part Pained Indifference," that appeared in the Dec. 4 edition ... read more >>
The Art of Global Politics (in B Flat)
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 11 December 2008
The problem with many on the left who are already criticizing Barack Obama's cabinet appointments is that they're neither as smart nor as creative as he is. As Barack so deftly pointed out ... read more >>
The Statue of Liberty Wears Shackles
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 04 December 2008
For over a hundred and twenty years the Statue of Liberty has greeted immigrants to these shores with open arms and the promise of the kind of freedom that they had never known. As a result, that towering, ... read more >>
Is Same Sex Marriage Really Against the Will of God?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 27 November 2008
I just read an editorial entitled Don't Shake Your Fist at God, by Larry Bufford. In the editorial he comes out against same sex marriage based on the Bible, and his view that it is not a civil ... read more >>
The Making of a President
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 20 November 2008
Certain things in life are just meant to be, and the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States was one of those things. What were the chances that at the lowest point in this nation's ... read more >>
Howling Winds
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 13 November 2008
As I watched my son, dapper as they come, walk down Our walkway and into manhood, what I remember most is The rushing wind. I'd seen such winds before, but Never like this--my old foe was ... read more >>
Pimps Up, Hughley Down?
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 06 November 2008
Comedian, D.L. Hughley is being severely criticized in the Black community over his new CNN show, D.L. Hughley Breaking the News. I first heard the opening salvo in an email sent to me from Dr. Boyce ... read more >>
Joe the Plumber: A Prime Symbol of Republican
Written by Eric L. Wattree Sr. (Columnist) 30 October 2008
John McCain accused Barack Obama of being an elitist. He then trotted out "Joe the Plumber" to symbolize that he, unlike Obama, stood in solidarity with the American middle class. That made ... read more >>



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