After his arrest on Friday night, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a Boston hospital, the same hospital as some of the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, according NBC News.NBC News’ Pete Williams and Tracy Connor report:Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where 11 victims were also being treated after two blasts tore through crowds at the finish line of Monday’s race. He was wounded in the firefight with cops but escaped, sparking a daylong lockdown of Boston and surrounding towns.CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that 57 of those injured in the bombings on Monday are still hospitalized in total, with three in critical condition.Continue Reading… …
Tracy Thompson, a former newspaper reporter born and raised in Georgia, first got the idea for her book, “The New Mind of the South,” when a cousin passed on a startling bit of family history. Their shared ancestor, Thomas Thompson, was a Union man. Thompson clan legend held that Thomas had briefly pretended to support the Union, but only because he hoped to be reimbursed for property confiscated by General Sherman. Thomas was in truth a staunch anti-Confederate according to documents held in the National Archive. Furthermore, he wasn’t alone; Thompson found two dozen similar cases from the same small county when she visited the archives herself. “I’d always wondered why, unlike every other Southern family I knew, ours had no Civil War stories, ” she remarks.Continue Reading… …
Alec Baldwin made headlines yet again this weekend after allegedly calling a photographer for the New York Post a racial slur.
On Tuesday, his former “30 Rock” costar and comedian Tracy Morgan called a North Carolina radio show to talk about it.
Baldwin is being accused of calling black photographer G.N. Miller a “crackhead” and a “coon” after a verbal altercation with a reporter from the Post.
In the interview, Morgan sounds quiet and cautious while chastising Baldwin, saying, “If he called somebody a coon, he should apologize.” Adding, “There’s no excuse. You’re in your 50s.”
Morgan is no stranger to hate speech controversy. In 2011, the comedian caught serious heat in the press after a homophobic rant during a stand-up set went public.
He has since apologized.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is currently investigating Baldwin’s tirade.
Audio of Morgan’s radio appearance below.
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PT.Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare policy
at Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this site. Snell
is perhaps best known as the person who helped defeat a
2006 California ballot initiative for Universal Preschool. The
new law, which was championed by moviemaker and actor Rob Reiner,
would have cost over $100,000 per each new preschooler added while
delivering no clear educational benefits.Snell has a master’s in communication from Cal State, publishes
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federal, state, and local officials to implement reforms designed
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