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Acquittal

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On April 25, 2008
…in the Sean Bell case (Bell, who was unaramed, was killed and two of his also unarmed friends wounded after 50 shots were fired by officers in Jamaica, Queens.) And the acquittal was on all charges. Disturbing, to put it mildly. …as ogged points out (I missed it), the linked post says that “three people” […]

Who Cares?

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On December 12, 2007

Writing about the “is sexual orientation genetic or is it a choice?” pointless dichotomy, M. Leblanc makes a point that isn’t made often enough: Arguing that things are out of someon

Herbert v. Bobo

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On November 13, 2007
Following up on the fine post of his colleague, Bob Herbert tees off (implicitly) on David Brooks’s attempts to whitewash Reagan’s awful record on civil rights and use of rhetorical code to appeal to the white supremacists whose votes were crucial to the post-CRA partisan realignment: Reagan was the first presidential candidate ever to appear […]

Eisenhower and Race

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On November 12, 2007

Matt says he’s reading this book defending Eisenhower’s record on race. I haven’t read it, so maybe it makes the case. But I would be skeptical on several fronts that the book would

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