Daily Archives: March 12, 2015


In defense of free speech: The Charlie Hebdo shooting brutally reminds us we need to change

On the morning of Jan. 7, two Islamist gunmen opened fire on the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris. Twelve people were killed – five cartoonists, an economist, two editors, one guest, one maintenance worker and two police officers. Eleven others were wounded. The killing of these 12 people took mere minutes, and then “all…


From Ferguson to Charleston: The race for racial justice

On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation in Ferguson, Mo. Brown had been a suspect in a nearby convenience store robbery, but was stopped due to unrelated circumstances. During a struggle between Wilson and Brown, the officer’s gun was fired,…

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