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The Daily: “Only one side routinely invokes the Second Amendment as a form of swagger and intimidation”

George Packer is a staff writer for "The New Yorker" and author of three nonfiction books, two novels, and a play.

In fact, there is no balance—none whatsoever. Only one side has made the rhetoric of armed revolt against an oppressive tyranny the guiding spirit of its grassroots movement and its midterm campaign. Only one side routinely invokes the Second Amendment as a form of swagger and intimidation, not-so-coyly conflating rights with threats. Only one side’s activists bring guns to democratic political gatherings. Only one side has a popular national TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate viewers in the conviction that the President is an alien, totalitarian menace to the country. Only one side fills the AM waves with rage and incendiary falsehoods. Only one side has an iconic leader, with a devoted grassroots following, who can’t stop using violent imagery and dividing her countrymen into us and them, real and fake. Any sentient American knows which side that is; to argue otherwise is disingenuous.

via George Packer, The New Yorker. Read full commentary.

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Campus Life

President Barack Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at Hampton University

Hampton, VA – Hampton University is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will serve as the University’s 140th commencement speaker on May 9, 2010.

“We are honored that President Obama has accepted Hampton’s invitation to speak to our 2010 graduates during our commencement exercises,” said HU President William R. Harvey. “His commitment to leadership, education and service is parallel to Hampton’s mission from our beginning in 1868. He is an inspiration for our students to make the world a better place by becoming the very best leaders, educators, doctors, lawyers, financial analyst and scientist that they can be.” More details will be announced at a later date.

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“You Lie!”… Are you serious? Funny Rebuttal

Interrupting The President of The United States during a televised address should be an act of treason. Moreover, people in positions of extreme power aren’t allowed to have emotional outbursts. Screaming, “You Lie” showed Joe Wilson’s lack maturity, sanity and respect for authority. Three things one would hope a congressman possessed.