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Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with press events, to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of over-incarceration.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM

We must become active participants in the governmental process that oversees the operation of our City.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, “if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition, but no...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

There is nothing more tragic than shallow analysis.I saw a report in a journalism publication this week that hailed the end of Facebook. That it will be the butt of jokes like MySpace soon. Google Plus is dying, and so will Facebook.

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM

I plan to admire the less famous but infinitely better men I have in my life. And also pray nothing terrible is unearthed about Andy Griffith. That would be the last straw.

Posted Apr 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM

We citizens of Southwest Louisiana should be informed of the momentous changes in our industrial-business environment. It will affect each one of us and our friends and relatives, our schools, banks and local governments today and in the future. Now...

Updated Apr 6, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Some recent events in my life have made me face my own mortality and the choices I have made, and continue to make, affecting my health and well-being. I know that a significant change is needed. There is no doubt that I need to choose a better path.

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