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aberjhani's picture
Nov.21.2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice PresidentJoe Biden wave to crowds following their re-electionin 2012. (Reuters photograph by Jim Bourg)        “Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind       most of our colors are amazingly the same.”   ...
annmarie-sauer's picture
Nov.04.2012
Listening to the campaign speeches, having worked as an interpreter for the European Parliament, I listen closely to the language used. Which words are chosen for the message, how is the message framed? Which values are reflected in the choice of words and images? What if one starts to think about...
aberjhani's picture
Nov.01.2012
President Barack Obama greets NJ Gov. Christieto survey damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. (AFP photo by Jewel Samad)   Was it a matter of political irony or plain old-fashioned racism that prompted the lack of definitive media headlines proclaiming President Barack Obama––currently...
aberjhani's picture
Oct.22.2012
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney greet audience at presidential debate. (photo by Xhang Junxinhua, Zuma Press)              “I really think that one of the profound decisions the American      ...
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Oct.18.2012
The Sports Goons Jameyan Smith joins Phil this Thursday for a lively discussion on fantasy football, the Presidential debates where Phil reveals who he will vote for this election, the MLB playoffs including the Matt Holliday/Marco Scutaro slide and the necessity for instant replay as well as...
aberjhani's picture
Oct.01.2012
Reuters photograph of Mitt Romney by Jim Young.   Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at this point can claim with some justification that the media’s treatment of his “47 percent” comments, made at a private fundraiser in May in Florida, fall solidly in the category...
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Jan.02.2012
What's really behind Republican contempt for what everyone from Michele Bachmann to Mitt Romney like to call "Obamacare?" Is is that the Affordable Care Act, passed and signed into law in 2010, contains a mandate for individuals who have the wherewithal to carry health insurance or face a...
aberjhani's picture
Dec.26.2011
President Obama greets troops returning from Iraq War. (AP photo by Carolyn Kaster)   Prior to leaving Washington D.C. on December 23 to join his family on Christmas vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama spent the week advocating for passage of the Payroll Tax Cut Extension, finally...
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Dec.16.2011
The mad mud tossing between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the last two Republicans still standing, is quickly ramping up to levels not seen since the Agincourt catapults. The candidates and their surrogates are busy dredging up dirt with fleets of front loaders, personally wetting it down with...