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Fortunately, it seems now that there will at a minimum be a serious investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin. Should Zimmerman not be prosecuted (assuming no additional facts exonerating him emerge), however, I argue that it’s not as simple as saying that the Florida self-defense law did it: Still, it is important to note […]

Hayes

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On March 16, 2012

I’m not really inclined to defend Rutherford B. Hayes. But I’m annoyed that Obama repeated the stupid apocryphal tale about Hayes rejecting the telephone. This isn’t because I care a

According to the always reliable John J. Miller, “[a] study says that black students take easier courses than white students at Duke University.” He offers the following as his pull-quote: Although black and white students enter college with similar academic interests, 68 percent of black students eventually chose to study humanities and social sciences. According to […]
Yglesias on Reihan Salam’s claim that white conservatives aren’t racist, but rather simply nostalgic about an American that has largely ended: On its face it’s difficult to make sense of that. John Boehner was born in 1949. Does he feel nostalgic for the higher marginal tax rates of the America he grew up in? For […]
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