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Ignorance of law no excuse for police?

Like most people, Sergeant Matt Darisse of the Surrey County, N.C. Sheriff’s office believed driving with a broken taillight is against the law.

The Ebola crisis: A test case for enlightened self-interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if you’re humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening, to say the least.

The NFL’s solution to the domestic violence problem: Three Janes

My generation grew up with Tarzan—and, later, Jane, his companion—flying through the jungle, from tree limb to tree limb, yelling like a crazy man. Of course, we were on Tarzan’s side no matter who the enemies were, e.g., the animals ...

Do we all have bull’s-eyes on our backs?

Over the past few weeks, the New York City tabloids have been focusing on the private life of a city employee, even though there has been no wrongdoing by the individual.

The two party system is killing America

The tale of Ferguson, Mo., is, in many respects, the tale of two cities.

President Obama losing his alter ego, Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder is the first African-American to hold that office and ranks as the fourth-longest serving attorney general in United States history.

The US military is as unequal as America. Want a fair fight? Reinstate the draft

I am certain that the U.S.-led coalition can defeat the Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Domestic violence: NFL vs. NYPD

Recently, I watched a video of Ray Rice, then a football player with the Baltimore Ravens, punching and knocking out his fiancee, Janay Palmer. I then recalled watching a video of a Staten Island police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, use an ...

Save Our Planet!

All of the world’s 7.2 billion people are impacted by climate change and global warming, and this transcends the issues of race, region and religion.

UN leaders must include nuclear energy in action plan on climate change

All eyes will be on New York City this week, as world leaders come together for the United Nations Climate Summit—an event that aspires to shape the national and global energy future.

How the current criminal justice system hurts the ‘least of these’

Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year, so you can’t afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender ...

Failure of capitalism

Citizens and workers in most European countries suffering from the economic depression are being forced by governments to finance the loss of banks.

Remembering Dan Eldon: A life of passion

Sept. 18 would have been Dan Eldon’s birthday.

After a good start, US can do more to fight Ebola

It was good news, without question, when President Barack Obama announced that the United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help with the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Lest we forget Attica

Lest we forget, the business of the criminal justice system deals with lives.

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