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Judge Carlton Reeves, sentencing three white men to prison for the murder of a black man in Mississippi, delivers a powerful speech on the legacy of lynching

In the early hours of June 26, 2011, 18-year old Deryl Dedmon, who had been drinking with friends, drove his pick-up truck over a man by the name of James Craig Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi, killing him. Dedmon was white. Anderson was black. Dedmon fled the scene of the crime, but, thanks to surveillance camera […]

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When running for Michigan Supreme Court, it helps to have a sister who’s a famous actress

I’ve received letters from three people today, each asking that I share the following advertisement for the campaign of Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack, featuring the reunited cast of the West Wing. I rarely find myself feeling sympathy for Republicans, but, really, how can anyone running in a state-wide election be expected to […]

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