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Dorian Davis

Dorian Davis is a former MTV HITS star and turned libertarian writer. He teaches Journalism at Marymount Manhattan College. Follow him on Twitter @DorianDavis

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Opinion: Why Chris Christie would Thump Cory Booker in Governor's Race

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Booker’s actual political accomplishments have been somewhat overrated, and a tough campaign against a successful incumbent like Christie could make that more apparent.

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Opinion: For the GOP to Move Forward, We've Got to Ditch Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For all the impressive stuff that Reagan did, here’s one thing that he didn’t do: Win an election in 2012.

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Opinion: How Elizabeth Warren Can Upstage Clint Eastwood

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Warren will enter on a motorized canoe with a hidden, radio-controlled electric cart underneath it, decked out in traditional Indian garb, including a feather headdress and buckskin skirt. The lighting scheme will suggest onstage the rippling waters of Lake Superior.

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Opinion: GOP Should Welcome the Spending Cuts They Bargained For

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mandatory spending cuts are on the horizon, and the party of fiscal discipline doesn't do itself any favors by running from them.

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Opinion: John Edwards' New Daughter Struggling Through Rielle Hunter Memoir

Friday, June 22, 2012

“This is a tough read for her,” Hunter said, watching her daughter Frances Quinn draw Alex the Lion from Madagascar in yellow crayon on the title page.

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Uproar Over Gay Romney Aide's Resignation

Friday, May 04, 2012

Richard Grenell was Mitt Romney's foreign policy spokesman until Tuesday, when he resigned from position in the campaign. Dorian Davis is a journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College and writer for WNYC. He tells us about the case on Grenell and why the Romney campaign made such a misstep in this situation.

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Has a Gay Problem

Friday, May 04, 2012

Republicans have a knack for harpooning their general election prospects with misguided panders to the Right.

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Romney's Stance on China and the Conservative Vote

Friday, May 04, 2012

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel and It's A Free Country blogger Dorian Davis discuss Mitt Romney's position on the situation with the Chinese dissident--and the candidate's relationship with social conservatives following the resignation of a gay aide, Richard Grenell. Read Davis' latest post on the topic here

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Opinion: Oops... Is Obama Having a Britney-level Media Meltdown?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You knew that Britney Spears was in trouble when she shaved her head and started chasing paparazzi with an umbrella. But she’s not the last to compensate for a career meltdown with unhinged contempt for the media. The latest is Barack Obama.

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Opinion: Let's Have 'The Talk' About John Derbyshire's Misdirected Anger

Monday, April 09, 2012

Framed as a response to pieces that have run in the New York Post and elsewhere on “the talk” that some black parents claim to have had with their kids about survival in a proverbial White Man’s World, John Derbyshire’s latest post at Taki’s webzine on “the talk” that he claims some white parents have with their kids about blacks is a racist rant chock full of unsubstantiated claims and anecdotal evidence presented as fact.

Describing African-Americans as both less intelligent than and hostile to white people, he outlines a nine-point plan based on what he calls “statistical common sense” to help whites look out for their “personal safety.” These include warnings to keep out of black neighborhoods, to avoid large concentrations of blacks in public and to make black friends to guard against charges of racism. 

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Opinion: Leave De Niro (and Limbaugh) (and Coulter) (and Maher) Alone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here’s something that people without a sense of humor don’t get: laughing at something disarms it. There’s no such thing as a topic “inappropriate” to joke about because joking about it makes it less formidable and easier to handle.  

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Opinion: Rick Santorum's Violent Torpedo of Truth

Monday, March 05, 2012

Rick Santorum's presidential campaign is like Charlie Sheen's stand-up tour: a disorganized mess of lunatic rants, doomed to failure but veering from one state to another regardless, awing people more with the sheer magnitude of its badness than with its message.

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Opinion: Chris Christie Blew It on Gay Marriage

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vetoing New Jersey's gay marriage bill was his first big lapse in leadership—and it won't necessarily help him win Republicans in 2016..

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Opinion: The GOP Needs to Evolve on Immigration - I Did

Friday, February 03, 2012

The GOP should talk more about that kind of entrepreneurship and acknowledge illegal immigrants who manage to hold down jobs and contribute to Uncle Sam.

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Opinion: Debunking that Pro-Obama Facebook Meme

Friday, January 27, 2012

Whenever I log onto Facebook now, I see people posting that 15-point list of President Obama’s alleged accomplishments. Some of them like “Got Osama bin Laden” and “Won a Nobel Peace Prize” are right. But a lot of them are wrong.

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Opinion: CNN Was Right to ask Gingrich About Open Marriage

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingrich misrepresented King’s question – and its newsworthiness. That Gingrich’s ex-wife accused him of having an affair might not be “news.” But that it comes after Gingrich himself spent months trying to get Bill Clinton impeached for lying about Monica Lewinsky IS.

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Opinion: What if Alvin Greene Jumps in South Carolina?

Friday, January 20, 2012

In South Carolina, conventional wisdom is that Mitt Romney has this Saturday’s primary all wrapped up, despite Newt Gingrich’s tour-de-force debate performance on Monday. But that calculus ignores the potential political earthquake that could ensue if former U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene makes a last-minute bid for the presidency. 

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