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Littwin: We’re having the race conversation

If you believe the polls, or watch cable TV news, you may be halfway convinced that race relations in America have somehow grown worse...

Littwin on America’s ham sandwich justice system

Anyone surprised by the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop in the death of Eric Garner hasn't been paying attention. Of...

News Poem: ‘Law’

For the clatter of broken bullets / four hours on the pavement

#BlackLivesMatter in Colorado Springs

The cries of protestors were loud and stark on this grey Tuesday afternoon: "No justice! No peace!" "No justice! No peace!" Over 300 people turned...

Wiretap: Deconstructing the grand jury Ferguson decision

Vox: Darren Wilson wasn't charged for killing Michael Brown because the laws make it difficult to indict cops and because jurors tend to give cops more than the benefit of the doubt.

Littwin: Until the fire next time

THE armored cars were rolling, the Walgreens was burning, the tear gas was flying, the glass everywhere was shattering. And every bit of it --...

Wiretap: The costs of war

  Nearly everyone seems to agree that the threat of the Islamic State is as real as its brutality. But Brian Fishman writes that if...

Wiretap: Finding meaning in a life

Max Fisher writes for Vox.com that many people will try to find meaning in James Foley’s unspeakable death at the hands of ISIS. Fisher says, instead, that we should take our meaning from his life.

Littwin: Making a Fallujah of Ferguson

  TEN days after Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a white cop, the problem in Ferguson, Mo., is pretty...