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Archive for August, 2011

We Must Not Lull Ourselves into Believing Americans of African Descent Have “Arrived”

(Speech Delivered August 16, 2011) It is good to be in Martha’s Vineyard, and it is good to be back in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Twenty years ago I was settling into my second year as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The country and the world were getting used to having a black American [...]

After debt deal mess, Americans lose

The U.S. government can now meet its obligations. A deal has been struck between Democrats and Republicans on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. The crisis we have been forced to live through these past few weeks has been averted — for the time being. Yet this is no time for a celebration. Everyone in Washington [...]

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