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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Blame Game

(Fox News) - While anti-Semitism flourishes in the Middle East and Europe, and racial genocide is underway in Africa, the United Nations has decided it needs to investigate racism in America.

The U.N. special rapporteur on racism, xenophobia and intolerance is in the U.S. for a three week tour that will take him to several cities. The New York Sun reports a statement from the U.N. said the investigator will look into whether racism plays a role in the presidential campaign and other unidentified issues.

The U.S. is officially welcoming the visit, but U.N. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told The Washington Post, "I think it's important for the [U.N.] Human Rights Council to spend its time on real problems and the problems of violations of human rights of countries that are notorious violators."


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