Not Fit for Dinner: Think Twice Before Heading West

Each Friday in Not Fit for Dinner, C. Ryan Knight explores political issues and the preconceptions guiding our understanding of and responses to them.Fire-tongued Congressman Allen West has set headlines ablaze once again when he disparaged President Barack Obama at a campaign event earlier this month: “He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He’d rather you be his slave.” His other recent attention-grabbing comments include tell … [Read more...]

Not Fit for Dinner: Staying Informed—and Sane—During Election Season

Each Friday in Not Fit for Dinner, C. Ryan Knight explores political issues and the preconceptions guiding our understanding of and responses to them.Last week I touched on the subject of consuming news carefully and offered a few pointers on how to do so. If you’ll permit me, I’d like to offer a bit more advice this week—this time on ways to spend time leading up to November’s primary. The combination of two pieces I read today drove me to try to offer a bit more advice this week.The first … [Read more...]

Not Fit for Dinner: President Obama, Arrogant or Bold?

Each Friday in Not Fit for Dinner, C. Ryan Knight explores political issues and the preconceptions guiding our understanding of and responses to them.I want to follow up my column Placing #ObamaInHistory last week by addressing the issue of President Barack Obama’s alleged arrogance. Many saw the changes to White House presidential biographies as more proof that Obama is arrogant. Reflecting on Obama’s modification of White House president biographies, Heritage Foundation writer Rory Cooper ( … [Read more...]

Not Fit for Dinner: Placing #ObamaInHistory

Each Friday in Not Fit for Dinner, C. Ryan Knight explores political issues and the preconceptions guiding our understanding of and responses to them.The 2012 presidential election campaign is increasing in hostility (on both ends), as many expected it would. President Barack Obama faced the prospect of potential criticism over his connection with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who made headlines in 2008 for his “inflammatory rhetoric” and his call for God to “damn” America. The tactic was, however, … [Read more...]


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