If you like her as a performer, you're sure to love her as an activist. Therein lies my problem with Lady Gaga.
I think she's only so-so as a performer, and I detest her as an activist. Read More
Friday was Constitution Day. It was also the day that Joseph Collum's new book "The Black Dragon: Racial Profiling Exposed," was published. That suits Collum just fine.
Collum is very big on the 14th Amendment, and he's downright leery about proposals that involve fiddling with it, overhauling it, repealing it or even tinkering with it on a minor scale. Read More
Justin Hudson is a young, black, intellectually gifted graduate of New York City's prestigious Hunter College High School. And he feels pretty darned guilty about that.
Rapper Lil Wayne (born Dwayne M. Carter Jr.) is young, black and serving a one-year prison sentence for illegal gun possession. Carter has also made claims that he's a member of the Bloods street gang, and he doesn't feel guilty about a darned thing. Read More
Before you dismiss me as a Muslim-bashing Quran burner, read on. And yes, I agree that Jones, the pastor of a Florida church who threatened to burn copies of the Quran to protest the proposed mosque being built "at" ground zero, is way over his 15-minutes-of-fame allotment.
Having said that, I'll add this: stories like that about Jones are what columnists live for. And Jones' story started off weird and got only weirder. Read More
As we left the car rental center at the Fort Lauderdale airport to drive to Miami, the service agent had a word of advice for my colleague and me.
"Do you speak Spanish?" he asked.
"No," we answered.
"Then don't get lost," he cautioned. Read More
Chicago gang members -- some current, some former -- held a press conference Thursday. During that press conference, these tough guys whined that police were unfairly targeting them.
Now don't that just leave ya prostrate with grief?
Here's the background in a nutshell, according to the Associated Press: Read More
Shame, shame, shame on you if you didn't know Miss Mexico was going to win the Miss Universe pageant.
I knew it the very second Jimena Navarrete was announced as one of the 15 semifinalists. Was this some ESP on my part, some inside knowledge or special expertise? Read More
And this, dear Examiner readers, is why we have immigration laws in the first place.
In the past couple of weeks, a girl described as being only 13 to 15 years old pulled a gun on a couple of Latino men and demanded their money. They refused. She shot both, one fatally. Read More
If Youssef Makki is still alive, he must be wondering what all the fuss about a mosque "at" ground zero is all about.
And if he's dead, he just might be turning over in his grave.
I met Makki in May of 1996. He was a giant of a man, and a high-ranking officer in the Sudanese People's Liberation Army, which at the time was waging war against the fundamentalist Islamic regime then running roughshod over his people in the Nuba Mountains and the people of southern Sudan. Read More
So now, weighing in on the controversy about Arizona's SB 1070, we have that renowned legal expert and pundit known as ... Lady Gaga?
Yes, you read that right. In early August, "Gaga" -- whose mommy had the good sense to name her Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta -- performed at a concert in Phoenix. She couldn't resist getting in on the debate about Arizona's SB 1070, that piece of legislation giving the state's police an effective means of curbing illegal immigration. Read More