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Wes Moore

Entries by Wes Moore

No More National Conversations

(69) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 11:50 AM

I remember where I was when I heard the verdict. More importantly I remember the emotions that flowed through me. Anger, disappointment, fear. And it was not just from the verdict, but more importantly from what the verdict meant. The verdict simultaneously confirmed the durability and fickleness of our legal...

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Beyond Belief

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 5:24 PM

We currently live in an environment where the only thing that trumps the frustration so many of us feel about our economic and civil environment is cynicism about our ability to solve many of these issues. Living in this haze can sometime trick us into forgetting that we are surrounded...

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Why We Can't Incarcerate Our Way Out of Crisis

(8) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 8:00 AM

To be a state or local elected official is an extremely difficult task. With the mutual demands of meeting the needs of your constituency while also balancing a constrained budget, the federal government's flexibility in navigating expenditure limits and "debt ceilings" is not part of the municipal toolbox. Therefore, intellectual...

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In Search of the Image That Satisfies

(68) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 9:23 AM

Osama bin Laden is dead.

The faces of our friends and colleagues who we lost because of his murderous ideology and actions are, and will always be, seared into our hearts. Americans who ran inside of the towers as they were falling, who fought to retake a hijacked plane, who...

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The Legacy of Father's Day Without a Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 11:48 AM

On Father's Day, I know I'm not alone as my mind reverts to thinking about an absence, rather than celebrating a presence. Like too many other young men and women around the country, I grew up without a father. Instead, I relied on my mother -- along with grandparents, aunts,...

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