A troubling month-old incident in Florida is only now gaining national attention. On February 26th, a 17-year-old African-American boy named Trayvon Martin was shot in the Sanford, Florida gated community where his father lived. He was returning to his father’s house from a nearby convenience store, where he bought a pack of Skittles for his
Today at the New Republic, Jonathan Cohn analyzes the latest iteration of Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget overhaul (which our very own Jon Green parsed yesterday). Under the humble title of “The Stunning Immorality of Paul Ryan’s Budget,” Cohn argues that Ryan’s plan would “take health insurance away from tens of millions of people, while effectively
Did we ever have it to begin with?
House Republicans unveiled their new budget proposal today, advocating sharp cuts in both tax rates and domestic spending levels to eliminate our nation’s deficit by 2040.
During a speech at Northwestern University on March 5th, Attorney General Eric Holder gave the most detailed look into the process of how and why the United States decides to kill people it deems national security threats. Tellingly, the administration provided a legal justification for targeted killings through a university speech rather than a Justice Department