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With all of this information available and easily verifiable, why did this story go to print? The answer is simple: Erdely, the author of the piece, likely earnestly believed that she had uncovered a horrific case of unpunished sexual assault.
Too many want to ascribe the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and countless others to immutable forces outside the control of government policy, not likely to change anytime soon.
We get so caught up at looking at the bigger widespread significance of things that we overlook the emotions of the moment. We believe that our moment in history is important because of the way that it interacts with the wider narrative of history.
I know that Michael and Tamir and Trayvon and countless others are dead, and doing nothing is most certainly not an option.
After knocking off No. 1 Boston University and No. 4 UMass Lowell within a four day span on the road earlier this week, the No. 9/8 Crimson icemen look like proven winners.
If we stop dithering and complete a reform of the broken American immigration system now, then we won’t have to make such a choice in the future.
We want equity of access like my high school self wanted that boy whose favorite book was Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
In short, the largest lesson the writers of the ACA might have learned from Medicare is that policy has serious implications for politics.