Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

HUTCHINSON REPORT: Republicans scream about obstructionism?

“I don’t remember us treating their nominees this way,” That is what Utah Republican Sen. Orin Hatch raged at his Democratic Senate colleagues when they had the temerity to boycott confirmation hearings on two of President Donald Trump appointees. Hatch, of course, had to feign righteous anger, indignation and disgust at what be branded the Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: More Baton Rouge incidents could elect Trump

Here are some key dates in presidential history, politics and elections that tell much about why the wanton murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge could loom big in 2016. The dates are 1964, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2001 and 2008. In 1964, Republican presidential contender Barry Goldwater ran hard on an unabashed state’s right, Read More…

Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Carter’s legacy is clear: He tried to do the right thing

I became an admirer of Jimmy Carter shortly after he became president. I was 12 years old, and unlike previous American presidents, I actually felt a personal connection. Like me, he was Baptist and like many of my relatives, he taught Sunday school. Unlike Richard Nixon, who left office in disgrace and who seemed to Read More…