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Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Many consider Officer Michael Slager’s arrest for the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. as evidence that the justice system works. However, it is not enough to simply say that the justice system works because it responded to an incident where a police officer was caught on video shooting a fleeing suspect in […]

“Why Did You Kill Me, Officer?”

“Why Did You Kill Me, Officer?”

A video has surfaced that shows a 50-year-old man named Walter Scott being shot several times in the back from a number of yards away by Officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C. Scott died as a result of his injuries. To be clear, what follows is not an attempt to inflame tensions between the […]

The Masters’ Green

The Masters’ Green

What is the economic impact of The Masters Tournament? I set out to answer that question late one night. I found a few promising answers, but nothing conclusive. One answer came in the form of a 2008 article by Damon Cline in The Augusta Chronicle titled, “Masters Tournament: What’s the economic impact?” The article states: “In 1997, the Augusta […]

Calling Out the Red Herring

Calling Out the Red Herring

Two weeks ago, I published an essay titled, “Bigotry, Cancer, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.” It was a response to the video that showed members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) engaging in a racist chant. In the essay, I put forward the following questions: “After spending years […]

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in finding suspects involved in the robbery of the Little Caesars on Tobacco Road. The following is a press release from the sheriff’s office: On 032615 at approximately 1840 hours RCSO Deputies responded to a Robbery (By Sudden Snatching) at the Little Caesars location at […]

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline.com and TiqIQ break down all the travel and ticket costs After a long, hard winter, who wouldn’t want to smell the Azaleas and freshly-mown grass as they stroll the fairways and watch – in person – the world’s best golfers vie for the coveted green jacket in Augusta. Priceline.com and online ticket marketplace TiqIQ.com […]

Fellas, Stop F—ing!

Men enjoy sex. I imagine that few people would disagree with that statement. There is nothing wrong with men enjoying sex. It is fun. Nevertheless, an unexpected pregnancy that occurs as a result of a casual sexual encounter can have very severe consequences. Namely, a child growing up in a fatherless home. There is a […]

Bigotry, Cancer and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

A video surfaced this week that showed members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) engaging in a chant that contained racially offensive lyrics. The lyrics are as follows: “There will never be a nigger SAE, you can hang them from a tree but they will never sign […]

To the Editor:

To the Editor:

Political scientists and commentators, pollsters and candidates all seem to have something to say about young people. Young people oddly and apparently are absent from the round tables and airwaves occupied by those who would call us “the future.” Well “the future” has become aware of the present void, and new leadership in the Young […]