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Friday
Mar232012

President Obama Sees Own Children When Thinking of Trayvon Martin

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the Oval Office, Feb. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Obama gave a statement Friday regarding the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, saying that we all need to come together in a tragedy like this.

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Tuesday
Mar202012

No Apologies: On The Killing of Trayvon Martin And Being "Good"

In the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, there's no safe place. There's no real excuse to cling to. None of the usual dismissals work or fit. It's just bad. Real bad. And sits there and stares at you with it's cruelty and unfairness and ugliness and says, "Take this."

Take this load. And pick it up.

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Friday
Nov112011

Penn State Child Rape Case Brings Out Worst In Sports Idolatry

I spent most of this week avoiding reading and writing about what was going on at Penn State because all I could likely add to the conversation would be a long string of curse words. A tale of how no one likes to be proven right about the more disgusting side of the human condition. The truth that some people will do anything for a win.

Even overlook the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

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