Herman Cain, American Dreamer

As a relative unknown seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Herman Cain’s recent success in the polls has taken the field by surprise. It shouldn’t. Since entering the primary race, Cain had an advantage over other Republicans in that he just hadn’t had the time in the spotlight necessary to offend too many people too much.

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Michael Moore’s “Here Comes Trouble”: Celebrity Politics in an Age of Social Protest

Filmmaker Michael Moore is one of those people with a knack for making things happen. As a high school student he won an Elks Club-sponsored school essay on Lincoln’s legacy. Asked to read the essay before the unsuspecting Elks, he blasted the group’s racist policy excluding blacks as members. The Elks hate him, but Walter

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Return to Grant Park

It was at Chicago’s Grant Park in the fall of 2008 that presidential candidate Barack Obama celebrated his election night victory with the people. Hope and change was in the air. Three years later Grant Park is once again the scene of hope and change. But no thanks this time to President Obama or especially

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