Columns

What the policing response to the KKK in the 1960s can teach about dismantling white supremacist groups

March 5, 2021

David Cunningham Washington University in St. Louis (THE CONVERSATION)  — During his confirmation hearing in February, Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland pledged that his first order of business would be to “supervise the prosecution ...

Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the U.S. to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery?

March 5, 2021

Anne C. Bailey, Binghamton University, State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) — Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On ...

Private schools set standard for in-person instruction

March 5, 2021

Ben DeGrow, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Many Michigan public schools have at least partially reopened classrooms in recent weeks to meet Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 1 deadline. Yet the state’s private schools have quietly set the standard ...

Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a US ally

March 5, 2021

Jeffrey Fields USC?Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (THE CONVERSATION) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman “approved an operation … to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” according to a scathing new ...

The internet is forever, so behave accordingly

March 5, 2021

Nicole Black, BridgeTower Media Newswires My fellow lawyers: let’s talk. Now let me just say at the outset that I am absolutely thrilled to see all of you using technology, whether it’s social media, video conferencing, or cloud computing. For ...

Your credit report may be wrong; here's what to do about it

March 5, 2021

Bev O’Shea, NerdWallet Consumers filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in record numbers in 2020, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group. Credit ...