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Troy Davis: The Price of "Justice" Was Too High

Friday, 23 September 2011, 5:14 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

When protecting the systems in a society becomes more important than the people the systems are designed to protect, that society is in great peril. Troy Davis languished on Georgia's Death Row for four additional hours until the stay of execution he hoped ... More >>

Tea Party Politics and the Dixiecrats of 1948

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 2:10 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

It has been said and rightly so, history has a way of repeating itself. The British philosopher Edmund Burk said, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." This Tuesday, November 2, as Americans go to the polls they face a real challenge. ... More >>

Glenn Beck, What's the Point?

Monday, 6 September 2010, 6:05 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

Depending on the source that is used, tens of thousands to between 87,000 to 96,000 people attended conservative commentator Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday. Why were they there? What was the point? More >>

Moment to Be Proud; an Invitation to Be Great!

Thursday, 22 January 2009, 1:42 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

On January 11, 1989, in his formal goodbye to the nation, President Ronald Reagan said, "The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the 'shining city upon a hill.'" More >>

America's Struggle in Context

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 1:39 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

With the election of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, Americans have taken a giant leap forward. It has taken this country 219 years to elect its first African-American president (George Washington was elected ... More >>

Desperation Makes for Dangerous Politics

Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 10:17 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

As America moves into the final days of the 2008 presidential campaign Senator McCain and his surrogates are desperately seeking any message that will resonate with the American people. The problem is that their desperate actions are resulting in dangerous ... More >>

Senator Barack Obama and the Paradox of Dr. King

Sunday, 31 August 2008, 4:55 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the greatest speeches ever - what has now become known as the "I Have a Dream" speech. Forty-five years later to the very day, Senator Barack Hussein Obama became the first African-American ... More >>

The Democrats' Problem With Democracy

Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 10:49 pm | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

If the Democrats fail to elect their presidential candidate and allow the "Super delegates" to select him/her in the smoke-filled back rooms at the convention in Denver, the Democrats could create a long-term problem with their base. This, along ... More >>

Torture: What's in a Name?

Monday, 15 October 2007, 10:05 am | Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

In 1594, Shakespeare wrote, "'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." As it is with roses, so it is with torture. Physical abuse or extreme measures of interrogation ... More >>