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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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

MLK’s Niece Alveda King Spars With Jesse Jackson Over Occupy Wall Street & Civil Rights

(By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze) - Over the weekend, America learned that the Rev. Jesse Jackson sees similarities between Occupy Wall Street and the nation’s civil rights movement. But his comments, which sought to offer support for those individuals who continue to rail against the current capitalist system, also drew the ire of of Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King.

As we reported, Jackson told protestors, “Do not let difficult times break your spirits. In all things, keep your eyes on the prize. Renew your faith, keep your hope alive and victory is assured.


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