I Don’t Get the Point of the Zimmerman Defense

George Zimmerman has every right to fight as hard as he can for acquittal. But his defense attorneys baffle me. What on earth are they trying to prove? By embarrassing witnesses like Rachel Jeantel, what facts do they change? I don’t think any of the following facts are in dispute: Police told Zimmerman not to […]
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As America Changes, the GOP goes in Reverse

An old ditty is echoing in my brain today. It goes something like this: “When the race was run that day, Sparkplug went the other way. Barney Google with the goo-goo-googley eyes.” I don’t remember the rest of it. My mother sang it to me when I was a very tiny tot. But I know […]
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Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

The pledge of allegiance suggests that the United States, a nation “under God,” is a land where everyone must be treated equally. And the words of the national anthem echo that ideal with the promise to create a hard-won “land of the free.” Surely, if any nation should hold civil liberties sacred, it is America. […]
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Snowden is No Hero; He’s a Traitor to his Country

Think what you like about the Obama Administration. Insist the president was born in Kenya if you want to make a fool of yourself. Whisper conspiracy theories about his supposedly Muslim roots and socialist agenda if it makes you feel “in the know.” Even paint lurid pictures of a Big Brother government spying on us […]
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The Sheer, Unmitigated Ugliness of Rand Paul

I try not to dislike anyone, but some people simply make my skin crawl. It’s not just that I disagree with their ideas; it’s more than that. I dislike them personally. I try not to wish them ill but I would shed no tears if they accidentally stepped in front of a train some dark […]
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