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  • Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No

    Will more guns make campuses like FSU safer? No
    If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly. That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU. The student...
  • Racism: It's the law

    Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race and justice. It's hidden until it explodes. "By 10 p.m.," the Wall Street Journal informed us, "a St. Louis County Police...
  • LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy

    LAPD officer in '81 killing had front-row seat on Ferguson controversy
    In 1981, David Klinger, a white LAPD officer, shot and killed a black suspect in South Los Angeles. Today, Klinger is a professor of criminal justice in St. Louis, where he's had a front-row seat on the raging controversy over the shooting death of a...
  • Cop's story in shooting of WWII vet doesn't wash

    Cop's story in shooting of WWII vet doesn't wash
    John Wrana had to die. The World War II vet was 95 years old, just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday. He was active and sharp, he liked to gamble, tell jokes and have a drink. He was alive. But he wasn't stupid. He knew he was very old. He knew...
  • Why I haven't made up my mind in the Ferguson case

    Why I haven't made up my mind in the Ferguson case
    It's dull and cautious of me, I know, but I'm reserving judgment about whether Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. Bolder folks have already made up their minds. The Ferguson...
  • With gunman captured, Monroe County is once again open to hunting

    Now that alleged state trooper killer Eric Frein finally has been captured, the entire Pocono region is once again open for hunting seasons. Parts of State Game Lands, State Forests and National Parks Service properties in Monroe and Pike counties had...
  • Rachel Marsden: Canadian attack prompts absurd reactions

    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions...
  • You almost feel sorry for Sean Groubert

    Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two. Now,...
  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • John Kass: Jimmy Fallon's coming, but where are the activists?

    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free

    Northampton murder suspect Michael Ballard should not have been free
    I have attended trials and hearings for many of the Lehigh Valley's most notorious murderers. Martin Appel, who executed three bank employees with three gunshots apiece, shot a bank customer twice, and fired twice into the office where another employee...