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Cornel West: Obama is a ‘Rockefeller Republican in ‘Blackface’

Cornel West: Obama is a ‘Rockefeller Republican in ‘Blackface’

In an interview with Amy Goodman of  "Democracy Now," our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, said that while he's happy that Mitt Romney didn't win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Barack Obama is nothing but a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface.

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  • Written by Real Times News Service

To shop digitally or not

Last year, when my favorite bookstore closed its doors forever, I actually sat in the car and shed a tear. Not as many tears when the record store closed. And I haven't even stepped foot into a brick and mortar travel agency in more than 10 years. But, has anyone noticed that these once stable sources for browsing, longing and dreaming have gone by the wayside?

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No shortage of pressing issues for Obama

No shortage of pressing issues for Obama

Even before he takes the oath of office for a second time, President Barack Obama has a crisis on his hands.

On Jan. 2, 2013, America will begin a long fall off the "fiscal cliff" – unless the White House and Congress can agree on a deal to avert the plunge.

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  • Written by Tim Lister

The shifting map of U.S. politics

The shifting map of U.S. politics

Washington – The electoral map is changing, and the 2012 presidential election is proof.

While many of the shifts favor the Democrats, some benefit the GOP.

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  • Written by Paul Steinhauser

Diabetes pushing toward No. 1 on killer-disease list

November is American Diabetes Month. With nearly 26 million diabetics and 79 million pre-diabetics in the United States, those numbers are sure to quadruple by the year 2030, the World Health Organization predicts.

In my opinion, the problem stems from the lack of intervention by the local, state and federal governments. Make no mistake about it, we are at a crossroad for treating diabetes. But unless our health authorities act sooner rather than later, we might not be able to move beyond the point of no return.

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Women and body fat: It’s OK

Ladies, are you becoming frustrated with weight loss? Have you noticed that men tend to lose weight and body fat faster than you? If so, don't get down on yourself. It's actually healthy and perfectly normal for women to have more body fat than men.

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