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August 31, 2009 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Does Bluewater Comics Publisher Darren G. Davis have good karma or what? At the same time former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge is making headlines for alleging in a new book that the Bush administration pressured him to exaggerate the terror threat for political gain while he was head of the Department of Homeland Security, Bluewater's comic book biography of another man who many feel also had his reputation and credibility tarnished by his...
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October 22, 2002 | By Leonard Pitts Jr
Is Colin Powell black enough? Strip away the verbiage, and that's essentially the question Harry Belafonte raised in his recent controversial interview with a San Diego radio station. It is the question that has long lurked in the subtext for African Americans suspicious of a black man too beloved by the Republican Party faithful. For those who missed it: The singer and activist, who is at odds with the Bush administration over its push toward war with Iraq and its dubious record on civil liberties, accused the secretary of state of being scared to confront his boss on these and other issues.
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October 30, 1995 | BY CAL THOMAS
The widespread encouragement that Colin Powell is receiving for making a run for the White House says more about some people's yearning for a messiah figure to deliver us from our collective sins, from racism to crime, than it does about reality. It also says something about our willingness (and the willingness of those who want Powell to be president in order to advance their own careers) to ignore unpleasant truths about the man with the golden image. University of Texas professor Marvin Olasky isn't one of those hoping to benefit personally from a Powell candidacy.
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June 14, 1995 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mabel E. Spence Brash, 94, godmother of retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin L. Powell, who worked much of her life in New York City's garment district, died Sunday at Care Inn of Voorhees. Mrs. Brash was born in Savanna la Mar, Jamaica, where she became friends with the general's mother, the late Maud McKoy Powell. Both came to the United States as young women and eventually found jobs in New York City's garment district. She moved from the Bronx to Voorhees in 1988.
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January 19, 2001 | By Trudy Rubin
President-elect Bush's new foreign-policy team was on view this week in Washington, and it was a fascinating show. Whether or not you agree with their views, Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell and upcoming national security adviser Condoleezza Rice certainly grab your attention. Both are highly talented, disciplined, charismatic and very skilled public performers, with the kind of star quality one expects more from political candidates than from appointed officials.
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November 8, 1995 | By Claude Lewis
Much has been written about the politics of fear. And with good reason. Recently, we've heard that presidential prospect Colin Powell has been reluctant to enter the crowded field of Republican candidates because, as an African American, he could quickly become the target of some hater with a rifle who won't sit still for a black president. There's no question but that Powell, as a candidate or as president, would be forced to walk carefully. But so do others in politics. With 200 million guns on the loose in America, no one is safe, regardless of what he or she stands for. In this regard, Powell would face no different danger than anyone else except, perhaps, in degree.
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October 14, 1995 | By Richard Cohen
Colin Powell is often compared to Dwight Eisenhower and now, it turns out, the comparison is more apt than anyone might have imagined. As Ike did with Joe McCarthy so has Powell done with Minister Louis Farrakhan - ducked the chance to condemn. Invited personally by Farrakhan to participate in the Million Man March, Powell weakly responded that - dash it all - he had other plans. It seems Powell has the political bug after all - and it's weakened his backbone. It is with some reluctance that I reproach Powell, whom (the record will show)
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May 28, 2012 | By Dick Polman, For The Inquirer
It's sobering, on this Memorial Day weekend, to read the chapters on Iraq in Colin Powell's new book, to ponder the waste of soldiers' lives that resulted from the peremptory decision to wage war on the basis of specious intelligence. It's also his sad duty to acknowledge — finally, after nine years of silence — that the pro-war lobby within the Bush administration essentially traded on his image of rectitude when it trotted him out in front of the United Nations, six weeks before the '03 invasion, to tell a string of untruths about Saddam Hussein's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
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August 31, 2001 | By Trudy Rubin
I wish Colin Powell were going to the U.N. Conference on Racism in South Africa. The United States needs him there this weekend. The conferees need him. Powell himself reportedly wants to be there. But the Bush administration, whose theme song seems to be "If We Don't Like It, We Won't Play," is keeping him home. The reason: The administration dislikes the draft language of the conference resolutions. They are right: The language stinks. It resurrects the canard that "Zionism is racism" and specifically names only one country - Israel - in hundreds of paragraphs decrying the global evils of racism.
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October 3, 1993 | By DAVID S. BRODER
A few years ago, I was standing nearby when Gen. Colin L. Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walked into the head-table reception room for the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club of Washington. Murmuring greetings to others, he headed straight to a corner of the room where Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan, Democratic National Chairman Ronald H. Brown, Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins were all gathered.
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November 8, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
Barack Obama has always said it was never about him. It was about us. And in the end, it was. Forget all of the polarization and backbiting. The voter suppression and racist dog whistles. The obsession with polls and the divisive parsing of our nation. On Tuesday, it was our turn. And we used our single most powerful weapon. The vote. Four years ago, I could hardly type the words to express my euphoria when the nation resoundingly placed its future in the hands of its first African American president.
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May 28, 2012 | By Dick Polman, For The Inquirer
It's sobering, on this Memorial Day weekend, to read the chapters on Iraq in Colin Powell's new book, to ponder the waste of soldiers' lives that resulted from the peremptory decision to wage war on the basis of specious intelligence. It's also his sad duty to acknowledge — finally, after nine years of silence — that the pro-war lobby within the Bush administration essentially traded on his image of rectitude when it trotted him out in front of the United Nations, six weeks before the '03 invasion, to tell a string of untruths about Saddam Hussein's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
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September 26, 2011
NEW YORK - Colin Powell, the retired four-star general and former Secretary of State has a deal with HarperCollins for "It Worked for Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life. " According to HarperCollins, the book will include his 13 rules of leadership and "revealing personal stories. " Fimancial arrangements were not disclosed. HarperCollins announced yesterday that the book was scheduled for May 2012. - Associated Press
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August 31, 2009 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Does Bluewater Comics Publisher Darren G. Davis have good karma or what? At the same time former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge is making headlines for alleging in a new book that the Bush administration pressured him to exaggerate the terror threat for political gain while he was head of the Department of Homeland Security, Bluewater's comic book biography of another man who many feel also had his reputation and credibility tarnished by his...
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May 12, 2009 | By Dave Boyer
The conservatives' diabolical plot to eradicate the Democratic Party is right on schedule. Sen. Arlen Specter is the latest example of an estranged Republican running into the arms of Democrats, but there have been others. Last year alone, about 200,000 Pennsylvania Republicans switched parties. And the Democratic Party is about as discerning as a golden retriever when somebody wants to join its club. It is happy to see anyone and everyone. It's obvious what conservatives are doing.
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October 28, 2008
IF BARACK Obama were white, he'd win by 20 percent. I'm white and will be proud to vote for him. I've supported him financially and told the campaign I'll do whatever it takes to get him elected. As a young Jewish boy, I always had to prove myself more than the next guy because of my faith. Colin Powell just didn't come out and say "I'm for Barack," he articulated why. Now you have Rush and Sea Hannity saying it's all about race. I hate to say it, but I too believe there's an element out there that are just stupid and will believe anything said about Obama because they don't want a black man in that position.
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October 21, 2008 | By Jon Corzine
Too many young people in New Jersey and the nation are dropping out of school. As former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife, Alma, have pointed out through the America's Promise Alliance, the organization they founded, the dropout crisis is a "silent epidemic. " Every 26 seconds, an American student drops out. That's about 1.1 million young people per year. While estimates vary in New Jersey, one respected organization puts the number at 19,000 dropouts in 2007. Students who do not graduate are twice as likely to live in poverty, three times as likely to be unemployed, and eight times as likely to end up in prison.
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August 16, 2008 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
There was a red carpet and red velvet rope outside the Prince Music Theater Thursday night. But inside, the color scheme was definitely - and celebratorily - black. A crowd of nearly 500, among them the Rev. Al Sharpton and Negro League baseball legend Mahlon Duckett, was on hand for the Philadelphia premiere of The Black List: Volume One - an extraordinary documentary featuring interviews with 22 prominent African Americans reflecting on issues of race, struggle and achievement.
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April 18, 2008 | By ROBERT MARANTO
THE TIME is right. It's the perfect year and the perfect candidate. At last, we white voters are ready to repudiate our shameful history of racism and elect a black president. Unfortunately, the perfect year was 1996 and the perfect candidate was Gen. Colin Powell. As veterans say, I was there. My wife and I were among thousands of Americans who signed up for the Colin Powell for President campaign. We even got a grant and did some polling to measure white support for Powell in the Lehigh Valley, home of the original Reagan Democrats.
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July 19, 2007 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
TV PUNDITS, radio commentators, newspaper columnists and Internet bloggers all proclaim their views on what to do in Iraq. On different days, I play each of those roles. But the only thing I know for sure is what I don't know. It's not from lack of interest or effort. No amount of reading and thinking has given me a clear answer as what we should do, and just when I think I'm getting close, things change. I was ambivalent about whether we should invade. Colin Powell's presentation to the Security Council was my tipping point.
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