Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: How Obama should be remembered

On Jan. 14, 2014, a plainly worried President Barack Obama convened a meeting of his cabinet in the White House. The cabinet meeting had extra special, even, grave, importance. The Democrats had lost control of the Senate, which meant that Congress was now completely dominated by the Republican Party. Obama boldly announced to the cabinet, Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The myth about blacks and Democrats

The Republican Party never tires of pitching the line in a presidential election year that the Democrats take black votes for granted and do absolutely nothing in return for those votes. The line goes that the Democrats alleged job killing, tout of entitlements, promotion of dependency and the dampening down of personal initiative have in Read More…

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This year, ‘lesser of two evils’ tough to embrace

While the Democratic Party is famously diverse, the televised face of the party was notably black and female at the party’s recent national convention in Philadelphia. In speech after speech touting unity and togetherness, cameras singled out black women, especially during the climactic speech by Michelle Obama in which she explicitly connected the experience of Read More…