Friday, December 20, 2013
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Guillen exercised right to be stupid
The flogging of Ozzie Guillen over comments on Castro was hard to watch.
Law tilted against slain teen
BY ELMER SMITH, For the Daily News
The question before prosecutors is whether George Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Poll: Charges against Zimmerman?
Should George Zimmerman face charges in Trayvon Martin's death?
Writing's been a job, but hardly work
After 22 years of being a columnist, Elmer Smith says goodbye to a job that he says is, "too much fun to call it work."
Nutter offers faint praise to exiting SRC members
In a cozy corner of school district headquarters, Archie, state Rep. Dwight Evans, a representative of Mosaica and then-deputy superintendent Leroy Nunery held their own meeting
The balls bounce different ways
THERE IS a tacit agreement between a man and a woman when he takes her out for the evening. The implied contract is that, no matter how the date goes, he will return her safely. We learn it as boys, hopefully before our first date.
On Labor Day, don't forget the movement
A PANEL of experts spent an hour of TV time last month debating this weighty issue: Is organized labor really a special interest?
Time for Ackerman to get specific with her accusations
In an interview on Thursday, Arlene Ackerman said she had "been asked to do things that are totally unconscionable."
Ackerman's gone, but problems - and SRC - remain
The School Reform Comission couldn't dismiss Arlene Ackerman for cause without implicating themselves.
To Obama: Rest up, then fight back
TODAY'S reader-poll question is whether President Obama should be taking a vacation while so many Americans are out of work.
Playing the racist/not a racist game
Another public figure is hauled before the people's court for an arguably racist remark.
Freedom from public education?
STATE REP. Mark Longietti shuffled through his sheaf of papers and pulled up the study that summed up his concerns about expanding school choice.
News of Butch Lewis' passing packs a punch
He was the original little big man, a fierce boardroom brawler who'd strip you clean in a bargaining session, then become your most trusted partner when the deal was done.
In Somalia, a vicious cycle of drought, famine and war
Flood warning for Pa. & private liquor sales
Got a 'Pledge'? GOPers will sign it
Deficit-reduction will be a booby-hatched plan
Don't like the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial? Don't blame the jury
City-school agreement creates education a la carte
Why keep spending on these school cyberfailures?
Weiner resigns, but only after porn star spoke up
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