BenCarsonBen Carson: Politics as Usual is Illogical – I am always amused when I hear various people in the media trying to characterize my political views. Many say that I am a conservative. Others think that I am a closet liberal, and some say they must wait before deciding on an appropriate label for me. I prefer to think of myself as someone who belongs to the “logical” party.

AnthonyBradleyAnthony Bradley: Blacks as Mascots of Progressivism - There are times when you have to imagine that black justice pioneers like Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and the like, must be turning in their graves at the nonsense circumstances that black Americans find themselves in in 2013.

SylviaThompsonSylvia Thompson: This is why Obama gets away with what he does - I do not think that a majority of Americans support the Obama regime or the left and its liberal, godless ideology. The leaders of the supposed opposition to the liberal left, however, are very weak. Those leaders are running scared from the charge of “racist,” and they have, effectively, left conservative America without oppositional political leadership.

ThomasSowellThomas Sowell: Unintended Consequences – One of the many unintended consequences of the political crusade for increased homeownership among minorities, and low-income people in general, has been a housing boom and bust that left many foreclosed homes that had to be rented, because there were no longer enough qualified buyers.

RameshPonnuruRamesh Ponnuru: Obama’s Constitutional Power Grab on Syria – President Barack Obama said over the weekend that he wants Congress to grant him the “authorization” to do what he feels he already has the “authority” to do: take military action against Syria.  The most natural reading of the evidence is that it’s Congress that moves us from a state of peace to a state of war. If Congress votes against a strike on Syria and the president acts anyway, he will be violating his oath of office.

ArmstrongWilliamsArmstrong Williams: Pondering Escalating the US Presence in Syria – President Obama learned nothing from the war failures of Bush. In fact, he continues to make the same mistakes and worse under the cover of a sympathetic media and myrmidonic democrat electorate. We absolutely should not directly intervene in Syria. No one has verbalized our objective. Do we intend this raid to be humanitarian or simply punishment? Is success measured in by number of bombs dropped and missiles fired? What comes after?

William Reed: Republicans Goin’ Black - To grow and expand the party among Blacks, the GOP should remember that “it’s all about the economy.”  Despite woeful, to no, economic gains under Democratic political leadership, African Americans have allowed themselves, and their issues, to be dumbed down to accept mediocre governance. The last 40 years, the Black vote has gone so overwhelmingly for Democrats that the GOP has never invested much effort in trying to capture it.

Trey Coleman: Marginalization of Black lives in America - We must get out of the blame game mind set and start eliminating the excuses so that we can accurately produce the black agenda. We need to change the mindset from a sense of entitlement to one that work tirelessly to create something for his or herself. These are issues we can control in the black community, instead of looking to the government for help.

BET: CBC Members Urge Obama to Not Move Too Fast on Syria


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