Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Political hacks, cats and assorted lords of the polemic chattering class wished hard for an intense electoral drama worthy of an HBO movie plot and were all too pleased. “Mini Super Tuesday,” unveiled by observers like the latest craze at a car show, did not disappoint with its brimful of full throttle primary rage and potent predictions well into November.
A bill signed Monday by President Barack Obama will require the State Department to list which countries around the world violate the freedom of the press. Named for murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, the law is a bipartisan...

Crude Politics

Investors, Wall Street analysts and that class of individual living in the bubble of market-forces-know-best appear befuddled by the lack of rising gas prices in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. We can assume they’re itching for a reason to get us paying over $4 per gallon this summer.
It is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison with parole if they haven't committed murder, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 5-to-4 vote, the Court says young people serving life sentences must be at least considered...
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is urging city residents to come together after the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl by police who were serving a warrant at the girl's home. Aiyana Jones was killed as Detroit police searched for a...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III gave the city's new mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the gift of a reduced crime rate to mark her first 100 days in office. According to the Associated Press, Baltimore has seen a progressive decline...
Today, May 17th, marks the birthday of the historic Brown vs Board of Education of 1954, which outlawed segregation in education. In a 9-0 decision, the Warren Supreme Court proclaimed that the "opportunity of an education...is a right which...
An elementary school program focused on raising the test scores of black children in Michigan was "well-intentioned," but illegal, administrators said. The "Lunch Bunch" was reportedly disbanded after about 30 African-Americans went on a trip and were met by the...
On May 17, 1954, Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren rendered a unanimous, landmark decision (9-0) declaring that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The Brown...
The NAACP unanimously endorsed Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, at their quarterly board meeting on Saturday. The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization's president, Benjamin Todd Jealous, issued the following statement: “Elena Kagan has demonstrated a...