Isaiah L. Carter

Isaiah L. Carter
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birthday
December 31
Bio
Born of the Right, and Glad I Left. Politics Writer at The UB Post. Baltimore born, NYC made. You can follow me on Twitter @IsaiahLCarter, and can view my daily blurbs on my Tumblr: isaiahlcarter.tumblr.com. I look forward to great dialogue and discussing new ideas!

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Salon.com
MARCH 19, 2013 9:17AM

I Was Spared.

March 19th, 2003. 

I remember how dark that morning started out, and how warm it would eventually become later in the day. I had received all my personal belongings the night before, and was swimming in my civilian clothes, having shrunken down to a very skinny 225 pounds. Dressed in myRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2013 12:34AM

Jumping Through the Overton Window

In the study of political science, the Overton Window is a principle used to describe a set of political beliefs, standards, or practices accepted as mainstream at a given moment. As the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's website explains, "This 'window' of politically acceptable options is priRead full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2012 10:05PM

WHY Spike Lee Needs to Have A Seat

Filmmaking is one of humanity's most glorious achievements. Through fourteen-hour days, the use of sophisticated technology, and the coming together of hundreds of people, human creativity is at its best when on display at the movie house. The silver screen, which represents the empty canvas of the iRead full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2012 5:50PM

Spike Lee Needs to Have A Seat

The illegal drug of choice here for many in the city of Baltimore is heroin; a powerful, dangerous substance that has destroyed many a life here in this town. From the party where an unfortunate soul gets their first blast of the drug, many a soul here has spent an entire lifetimeRead full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2012 2:32PM

Michigan, American Petri Dish

Last April, The Rachel Maddow Show broke the story of Benton Harbor, Michigan, a documenting of events that should have given cause for the highest levels of outrage and motivation throughout the country back then. In the wake of Michigan’s experiment with the dangerous conceptof &ldqRead full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 12:56PM

The False Hope of Compromise

After a week of decompression, and being given the chance to conduct many an after-action review, engage in some true soul searching, and consider what exactly was the cause behind one of the most complete cultural shifts in this nation’s history, it would be expected that conservatives would sRead full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2012 3:11PM

Barack Obama, versus "The Narrative"

It is a very common saying, yet its truth rings clearer in this election cycle now more than at any other time in our nation’s history: If a lie is big enough, and told often enough, it will be believed as truth. In watching conservatives and their very feeble campaign toRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 17, 2012 1:48PM

How to Lose a Debate

In selecting the person who will be the President of the United States, and therefore the executive branch of the federal government, the interview process must be stringent, challenging, and precise. The American people, having been placed as the deciders of who our leaders must be, are faced with tRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 9, 2012 1:46PM

The Reasons Why We Fight

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”  --Isaac Asimov

A history lesson: Thousands of years ago, the Greek city-Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 4, 2012 12:12PM

The Panic Must Cease

As a youth, I used to enjoy watching Mike Tyson do his thing in the 1980s. Tyson was a beast in the ring; a force to be reckoned with should one find themselves on the receiving end of his vicious punches. In his prime, Tyson would decimate his opponents without mercy, sometimesRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 3, 2012 1:02PM

October's Familiar Surprises

To quote the always entertaining Dennis Green at his now infamous postgame press conference, they are who we thought they were.

The Internet was abuzz all day yesterday about a video that had surfaced of President Barack Obama from back in 2007. Matt Drudge, well-known Right-wing blogger, announcedRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 10:50AM

The End of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney does not want to win the election.                

With the passing of each week, the Republican candidate for President of this country continues to display some of the most insulting, incoherent, and flat-out bizRead full post »

AUGUST 21, 2012 10:35PM

Born of the Right, and Glad I Left

            I used to be one of your number.

            I was steeped in Far Right dogma from a very early age, born to parents who adopted and embraced conservatism as going hand-in-hand with their allegedlyRead full post »

AUGUST 14, 2012 7:59PM

Paul Ryan, Herald of Ayn Rand

At one time in my life, I firmly believed that Ronald Reagan was the true deity of the Republican Party. In fact, I worshipped him with the same fervor that many on the Right do and have throughout the years. Living in a home where Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and MarkRead full post »

AUGUST 6, 2012 2:31PM

"Lone Wolves" and Clear Warnings

On Sunday, August 5, Wade Michael Page became America’s newest mass murderer.

The 40-year-old Army veteran, who was the frontman for a white supremacist rock band called End Apathy, was already being tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center since 2000 for trying to purchase supplies from theRead full post »

JULY 31, 2012 3:10PM

The Zeitgeist of Chick-fil-A

FULL DISCLOSURE: I really did not want to write a piece on Chick-fil-A. After all, with Mitt Romney continuing to make a complete fool of himself abroad with his flubs about Israel’s GDP, the “hand of providence” while sitting in a room filled with the people who keep his campaign fRead full post »

JULY 26, 2012 2:45PM

Anglo-Saxon Politics

Throughout the first term of Barack Obama’s presidency, the Far Right has waged an all-out war against him, fueled by much racial animus. There can be no debate that the darkest, most barbaric side of conservatism has controlled the way Republicans have framed their debate and challenged the PrRead full post »

JULY 23, 2012 9:20PM

Of Good ol' Boys and Pederasty

At a little after nine o’clock this morning, the penalties earned Joe Paterno his firing, and the monster that is Jerry Sandusky over  were brought down on Pennsylvania State University by NCAA president Mark Emmert.

And with a thud heard ‘round the world, the legacy of the late heRead full post »

“Oh, you think you better than urrybody, don’t you?”

When spoken, that sentence has ended many friendships, murdered a host of dreams, and destroyed many futures here in the city of Baltimore. In a few cases here, some people have actually lost their lives after that statement wasRead full post »

JULY 11, 2012 11:02AM

Voter Suppression, in Blackface

Julius Henson heading to trial.

Julius Henson still knows no shame.

The Republican campaign consultant, who along with Paul Schurick masterminded the robocalls used in the 2010 gubernatorial race by then-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.'s campaign for reelection, was convicted back in May of conspiracy for failing to include tRead full post »

JULY 9, 2012 12:53PM

Esoteric Disunity, Part 2

In a piece for Esquire magazine entitled, “The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama”, Tom Junod seeks to expose (or create) a dark pallor that threatens to taint the otherwise scandal-free Obama administration with respect to the use of predator drone strikes in their anti-terror policy. WitRead full post »

JULY 6, 2012 11:01AM

Mitt Romney's Independent Problem

 

The battle for the independent voter has been one of the most interesting, if not absolutely frustrating, issues that comes up every election cycle. Pundits on both sides at times have belabored the point about how important the independent voter is to candidates on both sides of the politicalRead full post »

In Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Dr. Hal Emmerich (aka Otacon) risks life, limb, and a frozen grave to follow the greatest soldier to ever walk the face of Hideo Kojima's earth. Before Solid Snake ascends the tower to confront his revenge-craven twin, Emmerich finds his newfound brotRead full post »

The 2012 GOP primary race was a perfect study in organization, coalescence, and alliance. Even a casual observer could see that just about every face of Far Right interest was represented in the effort to oust the man who, by way of the color of his skin, triggered one of theRead full post »

JUNE 24, 2012 9:01AM

Anti-Obama Dementia

In 2005, the esteemed and highly respected conservative opinion writer Charles Krauthammer stumbled upon what many on the Right thought was a medical breakthrough. This amazing discovery was a mental disorder known as Bush Derangement Syndrome, a condition described by the good doctor as "the acute oRead full post »