Posts Tagged ‘gates’

The final review of the arrest last year of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates is in. The result? Gates loses. “For various reasons, each man reported feeling a certain degree of fear of the other,” according to the report, which was conducted by an outside panel of police officials, academics and community leaders. “The committee […]


Slow Change

21Oct09

Is it safe to assume that the President is putting off a call for more troops in Afghanistan so the political fallout doesn’t interfere with the race to socialize medicine? The Obama administration needs to decide on a war strategy for Afghanistan without waiting for a government there to be widely accepted as legitimate, Defense […]


Not Following

05Sep09

Polls over the past several weeks have seen an erosion of support for President Obama that is virtually unprecedented. It’s no surprise that he’s not popular with registered Republicans. The bad news for the White House? A majority of independent voters, 53 percent, now disapprove of Obama’s job performance… That marks the first time a […]


Bright Lights

29Jul09

The attorney for the woman who made the 911 call reporting the suspicious activity at the home of Harvard Professor Skip Gates two weeks ago made a very good point today. She also did something very mean to her client. At the noon press conference, Wendy Murphy (a prominent Boston attorney who sometimes joins Tom […]


Skip the Beer

29Jul09

Thursday’s planned meeting between Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley at the White House is a disgusting bit of presidential pandering. First off, there’s the matter of the beer. Why are they having a beer at the White House. President Obama’s offer to sit down… to hash out a touchstone racial conflict between his good friend, […]


GatesGate

27Jul09

911 tapes have been released in the Gates incident. Do they reveal shocking evidence of racial profiling and bigotry? We are excited to find out. The caller told the dispatcher that she was walking down Ware Street when a concerned neighbor stopped her. Listen to the 911 call first, and notice how Lucia Whalen makes […]


Time & Place

27Jul09

A black perspective on the Gates situation. Listen to Bobby Shakes.