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Timothy Noah’s article in the New Republic today called into question the level of outrage over allegations that Secret Service agents solicited prostitutes on their recent visit to Colombia ahead of the Summit of the Americas. While certainly embarrassing, he argues that congressional hearings and the media frenzy are unwarranted, and I agree. Continue reading
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This guest post was written by Myles Alderman ’14, a molecular biology major from West Hartford, Connecticut.
When religious conservatives choose Bible segments to support a position that liberals find offensive, they are frequently attacked by the media for their biased selection. Yet when the media wants to prematurely judge a case before the investigation is complete and the facts are known, they carefully select the laws and constitutional amendments that advance their objective.
I, like many others, have recently been swept up in the debate over who-hit-who and whether or not George Zimmerman was hurt when he shot Trayvon Martin. While Richard is right to say that we should not jump to any conclusions regarding the circumstances surrounding the actual act of Zimmerman shooting Martin, we have sufficient facts surrounding the preceding events to know that Zimmerman is certainly no hero and should not be compared to Richard Jewell. Continue reading
Trayvon Martin’s death has been one of the most highly covered events of 2012. While the Florida teenager’s death is certainly tragic, many individuals have already jumped to the conclusion that George Zimmerman was acting out of malice, not self defense. Even if he was, the public must allow the criminal justice system to investigate and decide if Zimmerman committed a crime for which he should be charged and tried. This process takes time, and investigators must be honest and impartial. Continue reading