Jimmy Carter's Favor

By Eugene Robinson - September 18, 2009

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WASHINGTON -- What I wrote last year about candidate Barack Obama -- that to win he had to be seen as "the least-aggrieved black man in America" -- may be even more relevant now. To lead this diverse and fractious nation effectively, the president has to negotiate racial issues with delicacy, caution and tact. He has to give even his most vocal critics the benefit of the doubt. But I don't. So I...

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