Saturday, November 29, 2014

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Schools can't close for every religious holy day, but they can find ways to make sure that students of all faiths and none are treated with fairness and respect.


Posted on Nov. 28, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.
 A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. A grand jury decided Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.

The Ferguson police search blacks more often even though they are far less likely to be found with contraband than whites. These disparities are typical of vehicle "consent searches" in other jurisdictions.


Posted on Nov. 28, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.
 Protesters stand in front of Ferguson Police Department Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement.

In other cities — say Boston — police have built and banked some capital of community trust over the years, which can be expended during a crisis or tragedy. In St. Louis, on a hot, August day, the account was empty.


Posted on Nov. 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.
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Posted on Nov. 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Anyone can say anything about another on social media — even charge rape — and it's extremely hard to recover from the effects. It isn't just Cosby's hide here; it's everyone's.

Posted on Nov. 27, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

That his father, a police officer, was killed by a black suspect doesn't by itself disqualify him, but his record should have: not a single prosecution of a shooting by police in his 23 years on the job.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Columnist Sara Alvarez thanks her mentors for their help.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.

The American political system not only lacks action; it lacks deliberation. On immigration, Obama has provided the first by circumventing the second — and provided a precedent for other presidents to avoid deliberation on other matters.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

Too many — not all, but too many — white people still live in air castles of naivete and denial, still think abiding injustice and ongoing oppression are just some fairy tale, lie, or scheme African Americans concocted to defraud them.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.

Gruber's videotaped discussions of the complicated deceptions built into Obamacare with his help, designed to take advantage of what he called the "stupidity" of the public, are all too typical of the role played by the political left.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.

Hoosiers have always tended to mistrust government.

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

History may judge the U.S.-China agreement a significant turning point in this struggle — or just a fleeting act of political symbolism.

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

Obama's directive isn't likely to reduce the number of people who will be removed during his remaining tenure. It merely defines the group from which these deportees will be chosen.

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

Punishing a kid for misbehavior in school when he is 10 years old may reduce the chances that he will have to be sent to prison when he is 20 years old.


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 In this Nov. 6, 2013, photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. In the past week, numerous allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby have led to canceled NBC and Netflix projects. “

Posted on Nov. 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
 Bob Schrameyer makes posters for an April 2009 Elkhart County

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.
 President Barack Obama speaks about immigration at Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The president unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation, setting off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
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