MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: UNBOUGHT AND UNGAGGED

Ken Berwitz I\’m no fan of Melissa Harris-Perry from a political standpoint (she\’s hard left) or a racial one (her father is Black and her mother White, but she says  “I\’ve never thought of myself as biracial. I\’m black.” – which makes her mother feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I\’m sure).   Ms. Perry has also made a series of...

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THE EMAILSCANDAL: A QUESTION, AN ANSWER AND A TRANSLATION

Ken Berwitz Question, from Associated Press Reporter Matt Lee to State Department spokesperson John Kirby:  “Hedoes have a point, maybe it shouldn\’t be driven by political deadlines so thatthe results of the review that the State Department is responsible for come outafter the election but maybe it should be driven by wanting to get it outbefore the election. In fact, as soon...

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BLACK CHICAGO: WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHAT IT MEANS

Ken Berwitz The finding, via Mary Wisniewski\’s article for Reuters, via yahoo.com: Predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Chicago haveseen poverty rise and services diminish even as the nation\’s third largest cityhas become less racially segregated, according to a study released onWednesday. WhileChicago has become more racially balanced over the decades with...

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A DISHEARTENING SUPER TUESDAY

Ken Berwitz The best thing I can say about “Super Tuesday\’ is that Bernie Sanders did better than most people thought he would, by winning four states….and demonstrating, again, that younger people reject Hillary Clinton (the NBC News exit polls showed her with just 35% of 25-and-unders).   Also, what was Ms. Clinton wearing when she made her “we did great”...

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DONALD TRUMP: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HATE

Ken Berwitz Ironic, isn\’t it, that hatred by race and religion is an equal opportunity employer. From Eric Levitz\’s article at New Yorker magazine: Donald Trump has assembleda rainbow coalition of bigots. Days after a former KKK grand wizard said thatwhite voters who oppose Trump arebetraying their heritage, Nation of Islam founder LouisFarrakhan praised the Donald\’s...

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THE CLINTON SCANDALS AND THE OIG

Ken Berwitz Do you believe that the various major scandals swirling around Hillary Clinton – the ones she tries to blow off with a wave of her hand and the patented Hillary Horselaugh – are not worrying her or her staff?   Then read this excerpt from Amie Parnes\’ article at thehill.com.  See if you still feel the same way: John Podesta, the chairman...

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THE TURK, THE DONALD, AND CHRIS CHRISTIE

Ken Berwitz “What\’s The Turk paying you to set up my father, Captain?”:  Michael Corleone, calling out Captain McKluskey, who was bought and paid for by mobster Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo, in “The Godfather” ON FRIDAY……..Chris Christie,who had been attacked non-stop by donald trump throughout his unsuccessful presidential campaign...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s paragraphs come to us from Tom Shattuck, who writes for the Boston Herald.   From a purely political perspective, I doubt very much that Mr. Shattuck laments what is almost certainly going to befall Bernie Sanders on this Super Tuesday.  But here is his take from the standpoint of moral indignation: Bernie fought the good fight. And he fought fair –...

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