The Black Presidents <em>Before</em> Obama

Barack Obama was not the first African-American elected to the presidency. By my count, he was the seventh. It was just that he was the first nonfiction one. But Americans

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The Leader (Alex) We’re in a new hidey-hole, and as usual we’ve lost half a dozen things we really need: toothpaste, butter, even coffee. And now half asleep, feeling like

The Black Presidents Before Obama

Barack Obama was not the first African-American elected to the presidency. By my count, he was the seventh. It was just that he was the first nonfiction one. While pundits marveled over the fact that Americans could elect a man one generation removed from Africa to their highest office, popular culture was way ahead of the curve.

Down and Out in Washington, DC

At a Washington, D.C. happy hour thrown by the libertarian magazine, Reason, in early December, one 20-something researcher was discussing her employment situation with a young Cato Institute staffer. She