Lynching Memorial Opens in Alabama
"Alabama's the Confederacy," Fran Liebowitz said on Real Time last year, correcting Bill Maher's assertion that it was the heartland. Its long association with slavery, racism, and pedophilic Senate candidates will take a long time to shake. Its current governor, Kay Ivey, ...read more
Hung Jury in Freddie Gray Trial Exposes America's Hierarchical Justice System
It should come as no great surprise to Americans that Baltimore City Police officer William Porter, a man who was clearly on some level responsible for the death of Freddie Gray, wasn't convicted of a crime. It is the rare exception in America when law enforcement officers are ...read more
We Have Seen the Future of Protesting, and It Involves Drunk Driving in Ferraris
by Nina Ippolito On Monday, 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was sentenced to three months in jail for elbowing a police officer during her 2011 arrest in Manhattan’s Zucotti Park. Like Occupy Wall Street itself, McMillan’s case has raised more questions ...read more
Tastes Great! Less Filling!
I feel like the gun control debate often comes down to something eerily similar to that old beer commercial where fans of the beverage either supported the first or second claim and argued about it. The Second Amendment reads: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the ...read more