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Trayvon Martin: The Heart of a Wildfire

Matt Semino | Posted 06.03.2012 | Crime
Matt Semino

From Washington to Hollywood to Main Street, Martin's story has struck a cultural nerve that demands effective policy response. In death, Trayvon Martin stands in the eye of a tempestuous storm that is forcing us to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

In Sanford, 5,000 Peacefully March For Racial Justice; New Black Panthers Make Appearance

Mike Lapointe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Mike Lapointe

Thousands of Sanford residents and supporters from around the region gathered Monday to demonstrate their outrage over the handling of the Trayvon Martin incident by law enforcement, and to express their desire for justice.

Defending Due Process in the Trayvon Martin Case

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Ari Weisbrot

We love drama. We love to protest. We love to fight for a cause. That's what makes us American. But, what also makes us American is due process, justice, the presumption of innocence.

How To Talk To Your Child About Trayvon Martin's Death

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Te-Erika Patterson

Our children are hearing about this incident at school, they are watching our reactions and will internalize what this means to them and how they view and interact with the world.

Exposed: The Corporations Behind the Law That May Let Trayvon Martin's Killer Go Free

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

It's been widely reported today that the American Legislative Exchange Council helped pass the law that might allow Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, to escape prosecution.

Carlos Harrison

Tension And Anger Over Teen's Killing Does Not Extend To Latinos | Carlos Harrison | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

When a white Hispanic neighborhood-watch volunteer admitted to police that he had shot and killed an unarmed black teenager -- and police accepted his...

Standing Ground in Sanford

Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime
Gideon Resnick

What is more shocking than the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that a statute of Florida law, referred to as "Stand your Ground," precluded the shooter from facing immediate legal repercussions.

LISTEN: Does George Zimmerman Utter A Racial Slur In Trayvon Martin 911 Tape?

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 03.21.2012 | Crime

Law enforcement officials in Sanford, Fla., investigating last month's shooting of an unarmed black teen by self-appointed neighborhood watch leader G...

The License to Kill in Florida

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime
Tom Hayden

My son is African-American, wears hoodies, eats Skittles and now must come to understand, at a tender age, why he, too, might be targeted as a dangerous threat. The Trayvon Martin case will be a turning point and teaching moment for many of our children.

Trymaine Lee

'I Am Trayvon Martin' As Their Message, Students Rally For Justice | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.19.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- When Kendra Neal was 17, the most complicated part of her existence was figuring out how to get her homework done, plan for college a...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case Salts Old Wounds, Raises Racial Ire | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

When Bill Lee Jr. took over as police chief in Sanford, Fla., last May, he promised to polish the force’s image and clean up an agency that had lost...

Trymaine Lee

Neighborhood Watch Captain Who Killed Florida Teen Was Charged With Violence Before | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch captain in an Orlando, Fla., suburb, said ...

Mark Sanford Suggests That Affair Helped Him Govern

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Outgoing Governor Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) recently explained that things had actually looked up after his notorious scandal involving a falsified Appala...

TV Networks Battle For Rights To Air Sanford Divorce Proceedings

The (Charleston) Post and Courier | Schuyler Kropf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Their divorce proceedings will be televised. And first lady Jenny Sanford will have to take the witness stand to say why her marriage to Gov. Mark San...

Jenny Sanford's 'Staying True': Should She Have Stayed Or Left?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jenny Sanford's book "Staying True" hits stores today, and reviews are pouring in from all over the web. The consensus? Sanford is smart, pointed, and...

Mark Sanford Wants $300 Million Of Stimulus For South Carolina

The State | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Mark Sanford flew to Washington on Thursday to tell the Obama administration that South Carolina wants $300 million in federal stimulus money. S...

The Sanford Wife

John Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Jeter

I would also bet that Jenny will offer up in her new book a few things: More God, lots of sunshiny motherhood stories about all those fine men she's raising and a superb, even motivational read.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.


Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

Bauer Gives Sanford Resignation Deadline

The Greenville News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer met with seniors in Greer on Thursday to talk about health-care reform, but the event soon turned to politics when Bauer said his...

Bauer: Sanford And I Are Not Talking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once again, Bauer reiterated Sanford was ruining the state's reputation on the national radar and urged the governor to resign. He said he expects a "...

Sanford Lashes Out At The Media

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford lashed out at the media on Friday, admonishing reporters at a press conference for their coverage of the multiple inv...

Mark Sanford: I Will Not Resign (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he appreciates the lieutenant governor's offer to take over, but he plans to stay in office. ...

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Gov. Sanford Extends His Vacation

The State | GINA SMITH and WAYNE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ov. Mark Sanford and first lady Jenny Sanford were expected to return from vacation late Monday. Originally, the embattled governor was expected ba...