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Gilbert King

Entries by Gilbert King

Leaked Copy of Romney's Ohio Speech Surfaces

(13) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 3:51 PM

The author came into possession of a first draft copy of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's proposed speech to Ohioans, which is reprinted here:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you for having me here in the great Buckeye State of Ohio. We feel really good about our chances next...

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58 Years Later, LSU's First Black Undergraduate Receives Honorary Degree

(3) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 1:05 PM

More than a half-century ago, Alexander P. Tureaud Jr. became the first African-American undergraduate at Louisiana State University until students, teachers, the administration and the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals forced him out before he could finish his first semester. On Friday, Tureaud received a standing ovation when LSU...

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Mockingbird at 50: Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 4:27 PM

Fifty years ago this week, Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird was introduced to the world, and today it is considered one of the most beloved American novels ever written. When I first read the book as a young boy, I remember having an intense emotional reaction--a reaction not unlike...

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The U.S. Supreme Court: Clearing the Way for Botched Executions Since 1879

(28) Comments | Posted April 6, 2008 | 10:18 PM

Soon, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down its decision in the highly anticipated and potential landmark death penalty case of Baze v. Rees that has effectively put a de facto moratorium on executions across the country. The Court is considering whether the 3-drug lethal injection protocol used in executions...

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