In the name of progress…

“They paved paradise And put up a parking lot” -- Joni Mitchell We drove north up 295, cutting a swath through the great state of Maine as we made our way to Orono. It had been many years since I last made this trek, and on this particular bright and sunny February day, I was …

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A Rush to Judgment

It was a dark February night in Florida. In a suburban gated community in Sanford, a black 17-year-old male named Trayvon Martin had donned his hoodie sweatshirt and walked to a local convenience store. He was then on his way back to the home of his father’s fiancé with his now famous Skittles and Iced …

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Is it wrong to rejoice?

Unless you have been sleeping under a rock for the past week, you have probably heard that after almost 10 years of searching, U.S. Navy SEALs located Osama bin Laden hiding inside Pakistan, and killed him dead. When news of this event broke, there were spontaneous gatherings of Americans all over this country, with cheering …

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