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Statement on the Potential Selection of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

I’ve been asked by any number of persons about the potential selection of my friend and colleague, Senator Tim Kaine. I have relayed both publicly and privately my support for his selection and continue to think that he would be a solid choice for Ms. Clinton in the role of Vice President. This is a [...]

The South rises again… for Democrats?

Race and Politics in America

Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) talked by remote video from Richmond about the relationship between race and politics in America. Video clips were also shown. This course was a [...]

Remembering Nelson Mandela


This is a Time for Strict & Measured Sobriety

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Is this why Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?

In December 2009 the world was treated to the unexpected news that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Among those most surprised was Obama himself. Not many sitting American presidents have won the award. In fact, Obama was only the third. Now, as Obama stumbles his way through a proposed military [...]

Wilder: March on Washington charged a nation

The March on Washington The Great March on Washington in 1963 is a seminal American event. It is considered important enough to be taught in elementary school history classrooms a half century later, and it continues to receive attention through the awarding of doctoral degrees to those who study it. There are scores of books [...]

La. lawmaker says ObamaCare opponents are motivated by race

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Growing pressure on Obama to get in front of latest scandals

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“Will GOP notice changing electorate?”

This November, Republicans lost a national election its rank and file had assumed for years they would win. They learned that expectations don’t win elections — votes do. And now they are left sitting in the wake of a second electoral defeat, trying to decide what to do next. More precisely, the GOP is trying [...]

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