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Entries by James Heffernan from 05/2013

Getting Bombed at Dartmouth

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Dartmouth is a place of two murals, one open and one hidden. But to understand its own history, the Dartmouth community must reckon with them both.

Will the Catholic Church Ever Stop Trying to Criminalize Sin?

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Religion

Last October, a pregnant Indian woman died in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion that might well have saved her life. The Irish parliament is now considering a bill that would legalize abortion under very strict conditions. It has been roundly condemned by the Roman Catholic church.

Rescuing Amanda: A Pretty White Girl in a Black Man's Arms

| Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

To feel the full force of Ramsey's statement, you have to know something about the history of race relations in this nation and in particular about the role that white woman have played -- or been made to play -- in the incrimination and lynching of black men.