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How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

I didn’t hear it on TV and I had to Google it to find out, but, yes, Stand Your Ground laws are being challenged in the courts. It’s puzzling that I heard none of the...

When the Words Will Not Stay Inside

When the Words Will Not Stay Inside

I wasn’t going to write a blog today. After all, it’s Saturday and the Open Championship is on TV. But there are words inside that will not be denied. I suspect that’s the way...

As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

I wonder what Nelson Mandela would tell Americans – black and white – in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict? The architect of integrated South Africa, “Tata” (Father) to his loving people, lies in...

Nameless Jurors are Like Internet Trolls

Nameless Jurors are Like Internet Trolls

The judge who presided over George Zimmerman’s trial has decided that the jurors should remain nameless, adding to my dark suspicions about this case. I wonder why Judge Debra Nelson  feels these jurors must be...

Pondering the Zimmerman Verdict

Pondering the Zimmerman Verdict

What am I to make of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case? Is Trayvon Martin just another lynch victim in this still-Southern state? A legacy of the strange fruit that hung, not too...

I Don’t Get the Point of the Zimmerman Defense

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,...

“Little People” Strike Back at the Koch Brothers

“Little People” Strike Back at the Koch Brothers

My brother Bill forwarded an email to me that indicates a groundswell of resentment may be building against the mighty Koch Brothers. Here’s an excerpt from the message: In the wake of the killing of...

Why is it Taking so Long to Arrest Trayvon’s Killer?

Why is it Taking so Long to Arrest Trayvon’s Killer?

The protests are continuing, escalating, spreading… The debate goes on and on and on… Meanwhile the man who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager remains free. Authorities say they are taking their time....