Archive for the ‘Presidential Politics’ category

In these uneasy times, it is important that we as lawyers, activists, advocates and citizens seek out clear and factual information and analysis, so as to be able to navigate the waters of uncertainty. As members of the Columbia Law School community, we are grateful for a position where we can develop thoughtful discourse and […]

Last night at the Human Rights Campaign dinner President Barack Obama delivered his first big speech on lgbt issues since becoming President.   There was much anticipation for the speech, as some in the gay community feel that the President has not moved fast enough on the issues affecting our community. If you can see this, […]

From Columbia Law School Professor Patricia Williams, via The Nation Millions of people are expected to descend on the nation’s capital for the inauguration of Barack Obama. It is unprecedented: churches, temples, mosques and tribal councils have hired buses to attend. Schools are closing for the day. Universities are setting up JumboTrons to watch the […]

ROTC at Columbia


September 16th, 2008

Last week when John McCain and Barack Obama were at Columbia to discuss “national service” in a non-partisan way, both candidates criticized the University for failing to reinstate ROTC activities on campus, asserting, as Senator Obama put it, that the University’s policy denies “young people….at Columbia….an option in participating in military service.” The Naval ROTC […]

Beyond the Palin


September 5th, 2008

Where to start in metabolizing the “Sarah Palin” disaster? While I found the form of her performance at the RNC devastatingly effective, the content was offensive, full of lies, and both homophobic and racist. While children of politicians are always used, to some degree, as props – the manipulation of the Palin children surpasses any […]

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