Trayvon Martin

Why Is It So Hard to Prove a Civil Rights Crime?
February 25, 2015

The Zimmerman case reveals the limits of the law—and foreshadows the Ferguson outcome.

ALEC Can't Hold On To Its Tech Giants Anymore
September 25, 2014

At least ALEC should have no problem retaining ExxonMobil's generosity.

The Right-Wing Response to Ferguson Is Depressingly Predictable
August 18, 2014

Once again, conservatives are questioning a black victim's character.

How Obama's Trayvon Comments Compare to Kennedy and Johnson's Race Speeches
July 22, 2013

The setting was not the Oval Office that Kennedy chose, nor was it the floor of a packed House of Representatives where Johnson spoke.

No More "Conversations"
July 20, 2013

I have a hard time joining the chorus celebrating the President’s comments on Trayvon Martin as one of his most stirring speeches. His legendary race speech in 2008 was near literary; Friday’s statement qualified more as remarks.

The Right Will Pounce on Obama's Remarks on Race. Bring It.
July 19, 2013

President Barack Obama just held a press conference—or rather gave a speech in the White House Press Room—devoted entirely to the Trayvon Martin verdict. It was an example of Obama at his best, with fine rhetoric and several moving moments.

The Conversation About Race That Rich Lowry Wants
July 18, 2013

Let’s take the advice of Politico contributor Rich Lowry. Let’s have a national non-conversation about race in the wake of the Zimmerman case.

How the Tea Party's "Black Conservatives" Reacted to the Zimmerman Verdict
July 16, 2013

In the hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted on manslaughter charges, the Tea Party News Network—a shoestring operation that is exactly what it sounds like and that launched last fall—sent out an emai