A headline in The Guardian newspaper equates two Israelis murdered in Palestinian terrorist attacks with Palestinian terrorist suspects reportedly eliminated while attempting to attack Israeli forces during arrest raids. “Two Israelis and two Palestinians killed in West Bank violence,” is the title of The Guardian’s article.A screenshot of the online version of the headline is below: The two Israelis referenced were both killed when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at a bus stop near the West Bank Jewish outpost of Givat Assaf earlier today. A third Israeli was gravely injured in the assault. It would later be reported that the two victims were identified as off-duty Israeli soldiers — Staff Sgt. Yovel Mor Yosef, 20, and Sgt. Yosef Cohen, 19. At the time of The Guardian article’s publication, it was not known whether the victims were soldiers or civilians, as the article itself makes clear: “A Palestinian opened fire at a bus stop killing 2 … [Read more...] about Guardian Newspaper Headline Equates Israeli Terror Victims with Palestinian Terrorist Suspects
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POLITICS 05/25/2018 05:45 am ET The Chinese Exclusion Act barely gets mentioned in U.S. history classes. A new PBS documentary from directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu could change that. By Marina Fang WASHINGTON ― In 1882, Congress voted to ban an entire ethnic group from immigrating to the United States. The Chinese Exclusion Act, iterations of which remained on the books for over 60 years, had a lasting effect on the history of U.S. immigration, as depicted in a new PBS documentary airing Tuesday. Filmmakers Ric Burns (brother of Ken) and Li-Shin Yu trace not only the law’s development and implementation but also its connection to other integral parts of American history unfolding contemporaneously, like segregation in the Jim Crow South, urbanization on the East and West Coasts, and trade abroad. At a screening of the film last week, Burns called the Chinese Exclusion Act a “quintessentially American story” and described it as … [Read more...] about How The Chinese Exclusion Act Can Help Us Understand Immigration Politics Today
Evanston Township High School officials have changed a school policy after administrators confiscated an edition of the student newspaper that talked about drugs and drug use — a decision that the newspaper’s lauded faculty adviser said hastened his retirement.Former journalism teacher Rodney Lowe said he’s proud of his tenure at Evanston Township High School but anger over the confiscation of an edition of the school’s student newspaper last fall — coupled with personal health issues — prompted him to retire in January 2018, about five months earlier than planned.“I was shocked by that whole thing,” said Lowe, recalling the morning of Sept. 22, when the most recent issue of the high school paper, The Evanstonian, was seized because of drug-related stories. The edition contained a two-page spread called “The Pot Thickens,” which discussed marijuana use by students, featured a headline that stated drug use was due to school … [Read more...] about Evanston student newspaper confiscation leads to policy change, teacher’s early retirement
POLITICS 05/05/2018 08:01 am ET Breitbart led the charge, but Democrats delivered the killing blow. Has anyone really learned? By Zach Carter and Arthur Delaney It did not occur to Bertha Lewis to be afraid. She was watching the final presidential debate of 2008, and John McCain had just said something insane. “We need to know the full extent of Senator Obama’s relationship with ACORN, who is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy,” the Arizona Republican proclaimed. Lewis had been leading ACORN ― the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ― for about five months. ACORN advocated for the poor. In addition to helping families navigate federal aid programs, the group ran campaigns to improve city sanitation, protested against predatory lenders and registered people to vote. The nation’s top Republican … [Read more...] about How The ACORN Scandal Seeded Today’s Nightmare Politics
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Post Nation by Eli Rosenberg by Eli Rosenberg Email the author April 27 at 2:07 AM Email the author The Montgomery Advertiser’s front page on Thursday included an editorial titled “Our shame: The sins of our past laid bare for all to see,” about the newspaper’s failure to fairly cover lynchings in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (AP) Newspapers typically work to point out society’s … [Read more...] about ‘Our shame’: This newspaper undermined black lynching victims. Now it is confronting its sins.