Chronicles Magazine Obama

Federales, Gringo Style

For most of American history, federal law enforcement consisted only of U.S. marshals serving in the territories of the West. Their legacy is decidedly mixed. Many were appointed purely for their political connections, and graft and corruption...

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    The Speech

    It was by all accounts reminiscent of the Rev. Dr. King himself and even—dare we say it?—of the Great Emancipator. Yet whatever its emotive puissance, Barack Hussein Obama’s recent oration on race was reminiscent of King and Lincoln in more ways...

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