Dominic Carter's blog

The Klan thanks all of us. The murder of a Brooklyn mother shielding her kids with her body

Sunday morning I spoke at a Bronx church and started out, telling the capacity crowd that my heart was heavy this day.

Within the matter of a second, that seemed like an hour, I thought hard about the next sentence.

Do I say what's on my mind, or soften it up?


GOP debate was a long awaited showdown, Anderson Cooper delivered as moderator

It was the long awaited showdown between Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Finally one of the Presidential debates this year did not put us all to sleep.


Strong Words from Sean Penn. Says Tea Party wants to lynch Obama

Actor Sean Penn says the Tea Party wants to “lynch” President Obama, launching the latest celebrity attack on the conservative grassroots movement that has grown into a political force.

During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Friday in which Penn rambled about the need for more infrastructure spending, affordable health care, bolder actions from President Obama and an end to the Afghanistan war – all in the same answer -- he segued into what’s wrong with the Tea Party.


Cornell West & Tavis Smiley are at it again. But they don't talk tough to Bill O'Reilly. Naturally, of course.

With great interest it's noted, Cornell West and Tavis Smiley challenge President Obama at every turn. 

Notice the other night how Bill O'Reilly treated them, even openly talking down to them.  But hey, it doesn't matter to West/Smiley, as long as they are the ones in the media spotlight.

I will say it.  Both of them need to go somewhere and sit down, and pimp other issues, not the President of the United States.

It's amazing the tone West and Smiley use for President Obama, and how they were put in their place by O'Reilly.



700 public school workers gone, victims of budget cuts and the blame game



Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cut nearly 700 of the city's public school workers. They are already gone.


Who's right and who is wrong. Herman Cain vs Morgan Freeman on Tea Party & Racism

Presidential candidate Herman Cain takes issue with actor Morgan Freeman calling Tea Party Racist.

The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning actor’s remarks “short-sighted.” "Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party," Cain told Fox News.


Bad night for the White House. Turner takes congressional seat

Democrat David Weprin had stayed away from embracing President Obama, but Republican Bob Turner effectively tied Obama around Weprin’s neck, and it worked.

We now know at this point President Obama will not have political coattails, and could drag down democrats in next years national and state races.


Today's Special Election: Weprin/Turner and Obama

Forget that ultimately the seat may be gone thanks to redistricting---the battle for ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's House seat has come down to today and is a real referendum on President Obama.

Shockingly, polling suggests that in this heavily democratic Queens/Brooklyn district, it’s better to be the Republican, one time unknown challenger, Bob Turner today rather than Democrat David Weprin.


Will it be Obama against Texas Governor Rick Perry?

MOST OF US HAVE HEARD THAT THE REPUBLICAN contest for President consists of a lackluster field of good-but-unelectable candidates.


With their attacks on Obama, Cornell West and Tavis Smiley need to go somewhere and sit down!!!

With this one, I have seen it all now.

Famed Princeton University professor Cornell West and Broadcaster Tavis Smiley need to be seriously ashamed of themselves.

They have completed a week-long, 14-city “Poverty Tour” which highlighted the plight of America’s poor and directly critiqued President Obama for failing to stand up for them.


A Deal in Washington, but political drama is just beginning

This is a very important short term solution, but the political argument over the federal debt is far from over.

For one thing, Congress as a whole must still vote to approve the agreement -- and for another, the deal creates a new congressional committee to tackle the age-old debate over federal debt and spending.



Could Debt Ceiling battle cost Obama his re-election?


President Obama finds himself between a “rock and a hard place.” A major dilemma with the situation offering at least two possibilities, none of which may be politically acceptable.

In a radio address broadcast Saturday, Obama called for a bipartisan deal to increase the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while cutting federal spending in the years ahead.


Race for NYC Mayor. Bill Thompson, Christine Quinn, or Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

The other night appearing on TV, RNN, host Richard French with seconds left to go threw a question to me, a hand grenade for NYC Politics. French asked me about the race for mayor.


Nelson Mandela has turned 93. The lessons he taught me about life

Nelson Mandela has turned 93.

The world is celebrating the Former President of South Africa.


A few thoughts on this Sunday


A City Mourns.
Our hearts are with the family of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who got lost while walking home alone from day camp in his Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and was killed and dismembered by a stranger he had asked for directions. Leiby’s remains were found stuffed in a trash bin and the man's refrigerator, police said last week. The suspect, Levi Aron has been charged with murder.

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