Jami Floyd

Host, All Things Considered, WNYC News

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

Opinion: On Gettysburg Anniversary, Have We Progressed Since Lincoln?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century

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Opinion: My Afternoon with Petraeus

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When I met General Petraeus I thought I was in the presence of a great leader. Perhaps I was. But that leadership has been entirely undone.

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Opinion: The Skeptic's Case for Barack Obama

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ten words make the case for me: to quote Joe Biden, "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."

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Opinion: Supreme Court Takes on Controversial AZ Voter ID Law

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The justices are considering whether the state can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote.

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Opinion: Too Tired to Talk About Affirmative Action

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I am tired of explaining why it is  still necessary in the 21st Century. I am tired of the  divisiveness of the discussion. I am tired of having to justify my  place at the table. Just tired. 

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Opinion: Voter ID Laws Saw a Setback this Week, But the War Rages On

Friday, October 05, 2012

Pennsylvania just bought itself some time to fully litigate the effects of this law without the pressure of a national election hanging in the balance.

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Explainer: What to Watch for in this Action-Packed Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.

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Opinion: Laws Restricting the Right to Vote are Wrong

Friday, September 28, 2012

The laws are in reality a Republican response to 2008's record turnout of African-American and Hispanic voters.

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Opinion: Brain Injuries Should Be Chief Concern in NFL Football, Not Bad Refs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This week, when millions of football fans were talking about the bad reffing that cost the Green Bay Packers the game on Monday night, I couldn't share the moment with my father, who ...

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Opinion: Mohammad and the 1st Amendment: Crying Fire in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Can American ideals of free speech rooted in the First Amendment co-exist with the reverence for the Prophet Mohammad rooted in Islam?

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Review | Power Play: Toobin’s Take on the Rocky Relationship of the Obama Administration and the Roberts Court

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin's latest book The Oath is not just a title.  It is the beginning.  He starts his new book with the oath.  The president's oath, that is.

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Opinion: Remembering Selma From Super Tuesday to Bloody Sunday

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

As every year, the 2012 Selma march follows the route John Lewis took with Dr. King and other pioneers of the civil rights movement. Instead of watching the horse race of election cyc...
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Opinion: Mourning Breitbart the Man, Not the Pundit

Thursday, March 01, 2012

While I often shared his jumping off point – that the news media is broken – his fix for that dysfunction was to retaliate with propaganda of his own making – right-wing paranoid conspiracy theories.

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Opinion: CA Shouldn't Wait for SCOTUS To Overturn Prop 8

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The California initiative process is a cop-out. It relieves lawmakers of the responsibility of making the difficult decisions they were sent to Sacramento to make, and it leaves the p...
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Opinion: Why the GOP Lost Black Voters

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

As we head into what everyone seems to agree will be the defining contest for the GOP, I find myself wondering whether African Americans have a reason to vote Republican.

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2012: Education as a Civil Right

Monday, January 16, 2012

More than 50 years after school desegregation, schools remain a focal point in the pursuit of a better, more fair and just society.

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On MLK Weekend, Remembering the Quiet Soldiers

Friday, January 13, 2012

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the team of lawyers who fought in Brown and the cases that followed. One of those attorneys, Robert L. Carter, passed away just last week.

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Opinion: Two Anniversaries, One Vision of Nonviolence

Monday, January 09, 2012

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance on Sunday, one year after a shooting spree that claimed six lives and left her gravely wounded.

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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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