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Jami Floyd

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Opinion: Obama, Roosevelt, and the Power of Progressivism

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

“Many people will hear the word Progressivism and immediately think of liberals or Democrats—but they’re not synonymous.” - Glenn Beck

I’ve always thought of President Obama as more of a Progressive than a Liberal.  I know, I know.  Labels again.  But sometimes they are helpful. On Tuesday, with his speech in Kansas, harking back 100 years to Theodore Roosevelt, Obama confirmed my suspicions.

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Opinion: Harasser or No, Cain isn't Qualified to be a Candidate

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Twenty years ago, last week, Clarence Thomas took his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court although, as I have suggested on this page before, he was not at that time, qualified to do so.  The hearings on the matter of his qualification had been derailed by allegations of ...

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Opinion: Justice Thomas' 20 Years on Bench - Still Unqualified After All These Years

Monday, October 24, 2011

Political pundits who continue to focus on Thomas’s lack of questioning prowess, activists who file disbarment petitions about Clarence and Virginia Thomas’ financial disclosure forms, and ex-girlfriends who rehash the old sexual harassment complaint that failed to undermine his credibility the first time around, all continue to miss the critical point: The nature and quality of the justice’s jurisprudence.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Herman Cain Dismisses Racism, Making Him Easy to Dismiss

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The legacy of racism is visible everywhere to anyone who wishes to see it. Herman Cain does not. This is why I refuse to support him.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why Republicans Should Thank Sarah Palin for Leaving the 2012 GOP Field

Thursday, October 06, 2011

For her part, the turning point probably came when Palin realized that the people she would have to fear most, if she ever got serious about a run in 2012, were the people in her own party. Party stalwarts like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove were not about to hand the GOP nomination over to a loose cannon like Palin.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: What Rick Perry's Racist Rock Says About his Judgement

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

One question everyone has been asking me, since the story surfaced, is whether this story is a death knell for Rick Perry with black voters? Honestly, I don't think Rick Perry was counting the black vote.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why We Should Take the Sarah Palin Book Seriously

Monday, September 19, 2011

Political agenda and unnamed sources aside, the real value in any book about Sarah Palin will be in the study of her character and characteristics as a leader. For too long there has been reluctance, in the press, to talk about her qualities and qualifications, with any real clarity.

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Opinion: 9/11 Has Left us Afraid to Embrace our Values

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I feel to my core that we have not yet fully recovered as a family, as a neighborhood, or as a nation. And now, as a decade later, I do not know that we ever will.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama Has Divided His Black Base

Friday, September 09, 2011

When I attend private functions with the folks, there is an increasing divide: Those who feel it is okay to criticize the president publicly, and those who feel we must stand by Obama, no matter what.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: As Court Weighs Perjury Retrial, Clemens Defense Needs a Demure Rocket

Friday, September 02, 2011

Whatever your opinion on whether prosecutor’s should spend taxpayer resources pursuing doping-related cases, like Clemens’, I think we can all agree that the man who showed up at the hearings did not do himself any favors.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Case Dismissed

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, sometime guest host for The Brian Lehrer Show, and It's A Free Country blogger, and Will Saletan, Slate's national correspondent, talk about the Manhattan DA's decision to request all charges be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Opinion: The Media Should Stop Shielding Names of Rape Victims

Monday, August 22, 2011

Whatever the outcome, the DSK accuser's decision to come forward raises an important question for those of us who cover these cases and choose to shield the identity of adults who allege charges of sexual assault: Should we protect their identity?

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Casey Anthony Walks, The System Works, But Who is the Biggest Loser?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I, for one, am so disturbed by what has occurred that I propose removal of cameras from courtrooms in all criminal cases, where the camera threatens to undermine the sixth amendment right to a fair trial.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Heading South

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tea Party champion Senator Jim DeMint on what the movement means for politics and the debt ceiling. Plus: new research on autism; the 14th amendment and debt; and how African-Americans are moving to the South. 

Casey Anthony: Not Guilty

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Legal analyst, sometime guest host for the Brian Lehrer Show, and It's a Free Country blogger Jami Floyd talks about the verdict in the Casey Anthony case, as well as the fair trial-free press debate.

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Opinion: Why Casey Anthony 'Got Off,' and Why it Matters

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Our constitution balances the tension between the public’s desire for retribution against the greater societal goal of justice. The fair trial/free press debate, which was highlighted again by the Casey Anthony trial, is as old as the republic.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Potential Holes in the DSK Case

Friday, July 01, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, and It's a Free Country blogger, discusses the New York Times and AP reports that the Manhattan DA's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is weakening.

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Opinion: Have We Learned From the DSK Affair?

Friday, July 01, 2011

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crumbling, even before it really got underway. The accuser, it seems, not only lacks the credibility to proceed, the allegations themselves appear to be caught up in misstatements and untruths.

So, what are the lessons of what will undoubtedly come to be known as The Strauss-Kahn Affair?

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Opinion: Why Rod Blagojevich Should Expect a Stiff Sentence

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rod Blagojevich was a man who was determined to employ the charm offensive to its fullest effect. The effect was not what he had hoped for.

-Jami Floyd, on why Blagojevich will likely recieve a harsh penalty.

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Opinion: California Could Take a Page from New York's Gay Marriage Playbook

Monday, June 27, 2011

Perhaps the action of our leaders in New York, where our legislators and governor have demonstrated the courage of their convictions will serve as an example for California and the rest of the nation that has yet to step into the 21st Century.

-Jami Floyd, comparing the gay marriage legislative battles in California and New York.

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