Tag: reasonable doubt

President Obama on Trayvon Martin

Epic moment. Obama spoke about Trayvon Martin and race today. Transcript: I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues — immigration, economics, et cetera — we’ll try to arrange a fuller press conference to address your questions. The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to

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Trayvon Martin – Ta-Nehisi Coates

I truly love the thoughts and the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates. I think that he is one of the brightest young minds in America. From Atlantic Monthly: In trying to assess the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicting truths emerge for me. The first is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman should not have been convicted of second degree murder or manslaughter. The second is that the killing of Trayvon Martin is a profound injustice. In examining the first conclusion, I think it’s important to take a very

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Wow! What stupidity by Governor Blagojevich.

I cannot explain the stupidity and gall of Governor Blagojevich. From Political Animal: CHUTZPAH…. Reading the case (pdf) against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) paints a remarkable picture. The charges will, of course, still have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, but there are tape recordings of the governor’s conversations that are going to be very difficult to explain. We’re not just talking about playing fast and loose with ethics rules here; we’re talking about almost comical levels of corruption. It’s not quite as jaw-dropping as the case against disgraced former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) — now that was an

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