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2014/12/10 06:28
2014/12/10 06:28
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... something happening here." -- Buffalo Springfield "Can you feel it?" -- The Jacksons They have not stopped. That's one of the most heartening things about the demonstrations against police...
2014/12/10 06:28
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2014/12/09 08:09
2014/12/09 08:09
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Typically, people watch sports to get away from politics and other more serious matters. Sports, like a good fiction book, offer people a form of escapism from the perfunctory tasks that often define...
2014/12/08 02:53
2014/12/08 02:53
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So what does “cruel and unusual” mean? I once asked that of a law professor. The Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual” punishment, but I figured there had to be some technical definition I,...
2014/12/08 02:05
2014/12/08 02:05
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What follows is for the benefit of one William James O’Reilly, Jr. — “Bill” to his fans. Last summer, Mr. O’Reilly, a pundit for Fox “News,” spent time talking about white privilege and his...
2014/12/06 00:09
2014/12/06 00:09
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Ferguson and the perils of knee-jerk reasoning The decision by the St. Louis grand jury not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in...
2014/12/05 02:53
2014/12/05 02:53
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What follows is for the benefit of one William James O’Reilly Jr. — “Bill” to his fans. Last summer, Mr. O’Reilly, a pundit for Fox “News,” spent time talking about white privilege and his contention...
2014/12/01 03:53
2014/12/01 03:53
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OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American habit of shooting...
2014/12/01 03:05
2014/12/01 03:05
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Wow. Just … wow. So what’s next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or Mr. Rogers a meth head? Is Billy Graham running a prostitution ring? Why not? Such ridiculous scenarios seem...
2014/11/30 23:34
2014/11/30 23:34
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American habit of shooting unarmed African-American boys...
2014/11/26 22:53
2014/11/26 22:53
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In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated. It was in response to the nonfatal shooting of Levar Jones, an unarmed African-American man, by Sean Groubert, a white...
2014/11/24 03:53
2014/11/24 03:53
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Wow. Just ... wow. So what’s next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or Mr. Rogers a meth head? Is Billy Graham running a prostitution ring? Why not? Such ridiculous scenarios...
2014/11/24 01:05
2014/11/24 01:05
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What, in the name of God? It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity. Ordinarily, it is only rhetorical, something you might say if you came home to find police cars...
2014/12/10 06:28
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