Georgianne Nienaber: In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites.
The nation’s unemployment rate is at 10.2 percent, a 26-year high. These people will be waiting to hear Obama explain how adding to the $10 billion monthly price tag for Iraq and Afghanistan will help them find work. African American men, 17.1 percent of whom are unemployed, want a word from Obama on this,” wrote Columnist Colbert King in the Washington Post last week.
I am afraid to say that President Obama is even risking his presidency by this decision. From this point forward, he will lack the support of the rank and file Democratic majority and become dependent on the very Republicans whose highest priority is to defeat him in 2012.
“Many times we prefer to go back home instead of getting ticketed by the police who stand in front of the school waiting for us.”