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The Unnecessary Deaths of Shorty Belton and Chris Lane

August 24, 2013

Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten to death by two teenagers with heavy flashlights Wednesday.  Shorty was an 88-year old World War II vet wounded in action on Okinawa who spent his life working for an aluminum company, making friends around the community in Spokane, WA.  As of this writing, the second suspect is still at-large. [...]

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Cynthia Tucker: Racism and Sexism Behind Opposition to Sotomayor

July 18, 2009

In her most recent column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cynthia Tucker argues that conservative opposition to Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is racially motivated.  Normally such an assertion would cause thinking people to simply roll their eyes and move on to something a little more intellectual like TMZ, Politico or Meghan McCain’s [...]

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