Trayvon Martin case sparks dialouge on racial inequality: What is the meaning of Justice

Nearly one month ago, few people knew the name Trayvon Martin. The teen, who was walking to the house of his father’s fiancée in Sanford, Florida, with a drink and Skittles in hand, was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report suspicious activity. If you had looked on February 26, it would have […]

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Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali

The most recent filing by Restore Our Future, the technically independent group supporting the candidacy of Mitt Romney, revealed a number of firms—a for-profit school, several payday lenders, and a chemical company–whose bottom lines have been threatened or harmed by regulations supported by the Obama Administration. As such, the contributions represent a clear realization of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens […]

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Justice Department, FBI to probe shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin

In the wake of spreading public outrage, the Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into the shooting of a black teenager by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who escaped arrest. More than 435,000 people, many alerted by tweets from celebrities such as movie director Spike Lee and musician Wyclef Jean, signed a petition on Change.org, a social […]

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The ‘Bullying Trial’: The Unsettling Verdicts in the Tyler Clementi Case

    We can’t know what Tyler Clementi would have wanted. In September 2010, he threw himself from the George Washington Bridge and ignited a national outcry against bullying. On Friday, his former roommate at Rutgers University, Dharun Ravi, was convicted on criminal charges of intimidating Clementi for being gay. The conviction could lead to Ravi’s quick deportation — if […]

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The Sound And the Fury – Occupy Wall Street Six Month Anniversary Ends In Arrests

  From the very beginning, Occupy Wall Street’s power was never in its numbers. That’s still true. Six months in, the movement that helped change the political conversation is still going at it.   As popular movements go, the Occupy phenomenon, in New York at least, has always had a pretty paltry turnout. When I went down to Zuccotti Park […]

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