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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 ...

The two party system is killing America

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

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.

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.

Fatherlessness: Cause or symptom of societal decline?

There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the Black community, as the proportion of Black children growing up in single-parent (overwhelmingly female-headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.

Obama ain’t a brotha to the youth of Ferguson

By almost any standards, President Barak Obama defies easy classification.

Why Mike Brown’s Mother is my Shero

Like many patriotic Americans, I am aching right now in the wake of the death of Mike Brown, the Ferguson, Mo., young man who was gunned down by police, and the ensuing unrest among community members seeking answers and the ...

A belligerent ISIS is not a US crisis

In the wake of the televised beheading of American journalist Tim Foley, there have been urgent calls in the media for an intensified U.S. military response to the Islamic State group (ISIS or ISIL) responsible for Foley’s gruesome murder and ...

Learning the lesson of Ferguson

Bertha Lewis and Zephyr Treachout give their view on what people can learn from the Michael Brown shooting.

Protecting customers’ civil rights

When stores open their doors to customers, they are inviting all members of the public to come in and spend their hard-earned money.

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