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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