Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College.
In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.
Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome.
Poetry is meant to be heard.
Partisanship particularly increased after the 1994 elections and then the appearance of the first unified Republican government since the 1950s.
Any successful black person will have to face suspicion within his or her own community about his or her loyalty to other blacks.
All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
I consider myself kind of a reporter – one who uses words that are more like music and that have a choreography. I never think of myself as a poet; I just get up and write.
You can fool a lot of yourself but you can’t fool the soul.
Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair.