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No Laughing Matter…

I don’t know if it comes as a major surprise that the murderers behind last week’s terrorist attacks in London were of British nationality. Perhaps the bigger shock is that...
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She Who Gets The Last Laugh…

Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court dictated, in a landmark decision, that reporters could be jailed if they failed to reveal confidential sources to a Federal Grand Jury. (This was...
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2 7s Clash

It’s extraordinarily hard to contain my anger about Thursday’s bombings in London. This sadly prevalent form of terrorism that actively encourages and endorses the indiscriminate killing of civilians is beyond...
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Silenced…

Today, the power of the written word seems sadly ineffective against the power of wanton brutality. Our thoughts are with all our friends and family in London, praying for your...
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Independence Day O’Connor

More experienced political journalists than myself will have far more detailed reactions to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation from the Supreme Court than I can possibly offer. Not least amidst...
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Bookmark This…

One of the few humorous elements of the whole Atlantic Yards disaster is that the Brooklyn Papers – the only New York media outlet to focus constantly and constructively on...
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Full Court Press…

“For New Yorkers who live and work within the “footprint” of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project… Last week’s Supreme Court ruling makes it all the more likely those who...
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How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise (if they won’t hear their own?)

>This week’s Village Voice runs a cover story on how "Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience," an important subject worthy of serious discussion. Unfortunately, Bakari Kitwana’s piece...
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