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  • Justice Dept. to investigate racial profiling, excessive force in Ferguson

    The Justice Department's civil rights division will explore accusations of racial profiling and excessive force against the police department in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson protesters claim the shooting of Brown was just the latest example of hostility towards minorities by an overwhelmingly...

  • Blacks must confront reality

    How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

  • Wichita County sheriff's office wins civil suit

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A federal jury in Tennessee has sided with a Texas sheriff and his deputy in a lawsuit that alleged civil rights violations, according to a news release from the Wichita County district attorney. The jury in Chattanooga found that Sheriff David Duke and Chief Deputy...

  • Manahattan Moment: If we don't learn from Ferguson, there will be more such tragedies

    The virtue of disruption, academics and observers argue, is that it gives African Americans a crisis with which to bargain. But after 50 years, what has this bargain achieved, except to cultivate a community that excels in resentment?

  • Labor Department bans transgender discrimination in federal contracting

    On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."

  • In Ferguson, the rise of Eric Holder

    As Holder arrived in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, it was clear that the attorney general had emerged as arguably President Obama's most-trusted confidant rather than the source of consternation that once frustrated so many White House officials.

  • Eric Holder to Ferguson: I was harassed by cops

    Attorney General Eric Holder told Ferguson, Mo., residents on Wednesday that he could relate to their suspicion of police officers, hoping to calm tensions in the St. Louis suburb rocked by repeated clashes between cops and protesters.

  • Ferguson shows that blacks live in a different America

    The country still resembles what a presidential commission described in 1968: "two societies, one black, one white -- separate and unequal."

  • Iraq, Ferguson, and the 'libertarian moment'

    Americans may not be eager to abolish the minimum wage, legalize prostitution, or repeal the New Deal, but libertarianism's warnings ring truer than ever.

  • Ferguson was a racial tinderbox waiting to explode: Examiner Editorial

    Officer Wilson deserves due process and the presumption of innocence, but the 53-man Ferguson Police Department is a different matter.

  • Disturbing footage surfaces from tense Ferguson protests

    As the situation in Ferguson grows increasingly volatile, the police response heavy-handed, the residents further enraged, protests in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown continue unabated.



From the Weekly Standard

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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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