Lynch in Limbo as Legislation Stalls Nomination Vote

(Washington, DC — March 17, 2015) – Congressional Republicans hate Eric Holder with a passion. And, yet, their inaction is extending his term. So much for capably governing. The nation’s Attorney General has been in the line of fire for his entire six-year term. From opposing States’ initiatives to combat illegal immigration to supporting same-sex…

Ferguson’s Black Friday Sales Sluggish

exec (Ferguson, MO) – One week after Black Friday, stores in this town are still reporting sluggish holiday sales. It’s not hard to see why. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. Wilson was responding to a report of Brown shoplifting…

Apologies All Around in Ferguson

(Ferguson, MO) – Police Chief Thomas Jackson, of Ferguson, issued a heartfelt, videotaped apology to the parents of slain teen Michael Brown. He then issued an apology for the apology. On August 9, white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Brown, an African-American. The aftermath? Twelve days of rioting, looting, arrests, investigations,…

Plessy v. Ferguson

(Ferguson, MO) – The images seen on televisions around the world for the past 12 days have been nothing short of incredible. Public executions. Angry mobs. Molotov cocktails. Armored vehicles. Tear gas. Pepper spray. Rubber bullets. Random shootings. Biological warfare. From which far away land are these scenes broadcast? Syria? Somalia? Iraq? Gaza? A GOP…