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Ed Schultz's New Show Debuts Tomorrow

One of my favorite political commentators, Ed Schultz, starts his new show tomorrow at 6 PM EST on MSNBC. He strengthens the already powerhouse MSNBC line-up.

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Hatin’ on the Obamas as They Charm the World [POLL]

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Many folks in mainstream media have panned President Obama's performance during his recent trip to Europe. He has been called ineffective and pretty much blamed not only for the economic crisis in America but the fragile state of the global economy as well. Check out the interview of CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

The strangest thing is that as much as President Obama was criticized, the people of Europe were mesmerized by him. It may be more accurate to say that they are still mesmerized by him as their adoration of him was apparent during the 2008 presidential election.

The love affair with Barack Obama continues. To compound that issue, First Lady Michelle Obama was equally as charming and well received. Her interaction with the Queen of England was dissected and she was criticized for her attire, the gift given to the Queen and her so-called breach of protocol by touching the Queen.

What will the people in Europe and America likely remember most of all? Mrs. Obama's inspiring and heart-wrenching speech at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London and the young girls who mobbed her just to get a hug. Those are the moments that really "touch" people. Speaking of touching, the Queen released a statement indicating there was no breach of protocol by the First Lady.

The more the media appears to "attack" the Obamas, the more they will endear them to the general public and generate doubt about their own journalistic integrity.

President Obama must be held accountable while he is in office but it does not serve America well to blame him for our current condition as many have tried to do.



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Gratitude for the King

"I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I am not concerned with that now. I just want to do God's will." ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the 41st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Several streets are closed here in Miami and his son Martin III spoke at a gathering today. I tried but I wasn't really feeling this day. For various reasons that I won't discuss right now; I don't like remembering and celebrating the death of someone especially someone who dies tragically.

Celebrating birth and life? I'm down for that. There is so much written and otherwise documented about Martin Luther the King that I have my personal, internal celebration similar to the Moments of gratitude shared on January 15.

Regardless the reason, it's always great to see people come together to celebrate Dr. King. His name must mean more than a day off or a name on streets and schools throughout the United States. As a matter of fact, now, more than ever the lessons of Dr. King are needed as we overcome the dire straits this nation world finds itself in.

Thank you, Dr. King!


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