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Must Read Op-Eds for October 21, 2011

10/21/11 09:28AM

THE GOP'S FOREIGN POLICY GAP  BY EUGENE ROBINSONWASHINGTON POSTCain said repeatedly that his proposed fence would be electrified. Then he said those remarks were in jest. Then he said the fence might be electrified after all. Sorry for the digression, but I’m just trying to keep up. What’s no joking matter is that, to the extent that the Republican candidates deal at all with international affairs, it tends to be in a way that’s shockingly vapid and unsophisticated. It is likely that domestic issues, especially the parlous state of the economy, will dominate the election. read more

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"

10/21/11 08:31AM

Chapter 1 Forty Million Ways to Be Black Once, I went skydiving. For about four minutes in 2007 I was above—and plummeting rapidly toward—a small town in the middle of the Florida panhandle. Jumped out of the plane solo at 14,000 feet. I did it for a TV show called “I’ll Try Anything Once” in which every week I accepted fear-inducing challenges. On the way to the skydiving center the production team stopped for lunch at a restaurant where three middle-aged Black men who worked there recognized me from TV and came over to our table to say hi. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Oct. 21st

10/21/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Gadhafi's end some vindication for new US approach to warGadhafi's final moments caught on videoWho killed Gadhafi? read more

Must Read Op-Eds for October 20, 2011

10/20/11 01:58PM

We didn't actually cover the opinion columns on the show today, but we've got you covered with all the day's must reads anyway. Enjoy.MITT AND BEGONIA-GATE BY GAIL COLLINSNEW YORK TIMEShis week’s debate was a triumph for Perry, who not only put Romney on the defensive, but did it in complete sentences. He did get lost in the weeds during a discussion of Romney’s Mormonism. read more

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 as he returns from a three day bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia.

Top Talker: Campaign Cash from Wall Street...

10/20/11 09:40AM

 While President Obama has been looking to sympathize with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, the Washington Post is reporting that this campaign tactic has yet to impact his donations from the banking sector. According to the paper, the President’s personal campaign fundraising, combined with the money raised by the Democratic National Committee, brought in far more money from Wall Street donors than all of the Republican presidential candidates combined. A New York Times report earlier this week said Romney had gotten more from the financial sector. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Oct. 20th

10/20/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama flush with financial sector cashAP-GfK Poll: Public unsettled on Obama challengerThe Times says the bad blood between Perry and Romney is longstandingAirlines rake in billions in add-on feesTerrible end to a terrible storyCardinals edge Rangers in Game 1Global jobs crisis takes biggest toll on struggling youthHerman Cain: 'I like my guns and my bible'Greek lawmakers set to defy angry protesters after clashesIt's CMJ season in New York. You going? Are you there?  read more

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