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NPR: The Political Perils Of Citing America’s Peculiar Institution

Citing American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand. Take Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat who’s running for the Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John Kerry. He caused a kerfuffle by citing, in the same breath, the […]

Radio Silence from NPR

Listening to NPR’s Morning Addition as I drove into work this morning, I was struck by the fact that they did not mention the firing of Juan Williams at all. The Washington Post had a front page story on the firing and other media outlets have been making the issue top news. I wonder if NPR’s […]