As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.
Wow. How quickly the press changes their reporting.
President Barack Obama: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
The class struggle, rather than stopping during an election, actually intensifies.
This fight needs to be looked at in the context of the bigger, rougher national argument over what kind of country and what kind of people we are going to be.
And not only was Princess Tiana used to sell the Valentine treat. Alongside her a white Sleeping Beauty is used to sell vanilla candy.
Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.
Judging by polls after the speech that showed higher approval ratings, he hit his mark.
President Obama has 244 accomplishments under his belt since he took office despite fanatical Republican opposition aimed at wrecking his presidency.
"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"