Tag: President Obama

Ted Nugent Concert Canceled Because of Rocker's Racist Views

By Chris Hoenig Ted Nugent won’t be rocking an Idaho casino next month, and he only has himself and his racist views to blame. The Coeur d’Alene tribe of American Indians announced that Nugent’s Aug. 4 show at the tribe-owned Coeur d’Alene Casino has been cancelled because of Nugent’s “racist…

Politics Aside: Understanding the Rush of Minors at Border

By Chris Hoenig Protests and politics aside, there’s a humanitarian crisis developing in the United States. More than 100,000 undocumented minors are expected to cross the United States border illegally in 2014. Those from Mexico will be turned around and sent right back across the border. But what about the…

Every Child Left Behind

By Chris Hoenig The No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2001, was meant as a way to close the educational-achievement gap that left low-income studentswho are largely Black and Latinostruggling in failing schools. Thirteen years later, President Barack Obama has introduced Excellent Educators for…

World Cup: Obama Confused With English Defender

By Chris Hoenig Talk about a “World Cup”: a souvenir mug celebrating the English soccer team includes the American President’s face on it. UK discount company Wholesale Clearance UK ordered 2,000 of the mugs from an unnamed supplier, according to the UK’s Metro. Each was to include the picture of…

Obamacare's Big Save

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock A disappointing report on the economic activity in the U.S. during the first quarter could have been a lot worse if not for one thing: Obamacare. The Commerce Department analysis released on April 30 showed that the economy had little growth in the first…

Racist Emails Passed Around by Wis. Governor's Staff

By Chris Hoenig An investigation into potential illegal campaign work by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s staff has turned up an entirely separate revelation: His staff is loaded with people who think racism and ethnic and cultural stereotypes are funny. More than 27,000 emails and hundreds of court documents were released…

Ohio Teacher's "Black President" Comments Open Door for Firing

By Chris Hoenig An Ohio teacher is fighting to keep his job after allegedly telling a Black student that “we do not need another Black president. Gil Voigt was suspended without pay by Butler County school officials after being accused of making the comment to a student at Fairfield Freshman…

Obama on The Butler: 'Oprah, My Girl, She Can Act'

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Commander-in-Chief More like Reviewer-in-Chief. Doing his best Siskel and Ebert, President Obama shared his opinion of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Oprah Winfrey’s performance in particular, during a radio interview from the Oval Office. “Oprah, my girl, she can act,” the President said of…