Can Hillary Clinton Win Without Maggie Williams?

Hillary Clinton and her about-to-be-released book, “Hard Choices”, are all the buzz in the news world this week.  What does her book say?  Will she dish dirt on President Obama? (Not likely) Does she harbor any bad feelings toward Mark Penn? (I still do). I haven’t read “Hard Choices” yet, but according to the advance […]

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Hillary Talk: Our New Tumblr!

With Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir about to hit the shelves, some high profile TV interviews scheduled and a pretty nice cover or People Magazine, we think Hillary’s “will she or won’t she” answer is on the horizon. While we want to write about more than just “Hillaryland” here at The Broad Side, we do want […]

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Does Bill Clinton Hold The Key to a Hillary Presidency?

Hillary Clinton’s husband — a.k.a Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States – returned to his old political stomping grounds on Tuesday night. At his silvery presidential library in Little Rock, Clinton addressed the 2014 President Sites and Libraries Conference, a national conference held every four years for historians and archivists who work […]

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Maya Angelou: Many Clouds, But Many Rainbows

With the passing of Maya Angelou this week, it’s hard to know where to start in describing the gifts she’s given us. So many people have already written about her contributions to women’s activism, to literature and to inspiring so many women over the decades. Not long ago, Angelou herself talked about how she found […]

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We’re Not “Post-Racial” Yet

The ugliness of where we are when it comes to racism in America has been on full display in the news with the tales of Donald Sterling, the recently ousted general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers. Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, formerly with PBS, says the long-tolerated behavior of Sterling (such as telling his girlfriend that […]

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Abandon (Nearly) All Hope? Not So Fast!

I recently read a New York Times article by Simon Critchley, a professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His piece entitled “Abandon (Nearly) All Hope” is a sophisticated critique and philosophical contextualization of President Barack Obama’s idea of the “audacity of hope”, arguing that, in the realm of politics, realism would […]

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Praying for the First Amendment?

For some Supreme Court watchers, it seemed like a no-brainer that the court would decide that public town meetings could not be opened with Christian prayers.  You know, the First Amendment’s call for separation of church and state an all that? Sadly, if you’re not Christian you might be feeling a little left out after […]

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Boz Zellinger for Wake County District Attorney

We at The Broad Side love having contributors talk about the candidates and elections in their home town that are important to them.  Big thanks to our friend Marty Long for sharing this and for sharing her passion for an important race in her county! It’s not election season in my mind. There have been […]

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