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16 Jun

Opinion When We Kill

Opinion When We Kill The McGlynn: Highly recommended read Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist “I hereby sentence you to death.” The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom […]

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06 Jun

U.S. military aid to Israel is enabling the Israeli military’s systematic abuse of Palestinian children

Dear The McGlynn Eight weeks ago a team of fully-armed Israeli soldiers descended on a Palestinian elementary school. Their target: a nine year old boy named Zein. He was taken away… but not before the soldiers threatened to break his teacher’s arm.* The Israeli military’s treatment of Palestinian children is horrific: chokeholds, forced detention, violent […]

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14 May

April 23, 1951, The Student, at Sixteen, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

Overlooked No More: Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools At 16, Johns led a strike by the student body that ultimately became one of five court cases consolidated into Brown v. Board of Education. The McGlynn: “Our family is still in awe” per The Cobbs Family. I have remained in awe of Barbara Johns […]

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24 Mar

Our Chess Champion Has a Home

Highly recommended read It is the lure of Opportunity that attracts the best and the brightest from other lands to our shores. Or at least it has been. It has propelled our success. It would be tragic should American malcontents succeed in changing, in squelching, this dynamic. Because their actions will kill the American dream […]

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