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The Grand Jury in Missouri appears to have rendered its decision in the shooting investigation Michael Brown. It is expected to be announced shortly. Below is my column in USA Today. 761 more words


Capitol Perspectives: Politically Correct Speech

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX Capitol Bureau) – This football season, when sports reporters confront the question of what to call the Washington Redskins, they’ll experience a conundrum we government reporters have been facing for decades. 751 more words


Chronicle of a shameful day foretold

It is a windy Monday afternoon at Nkandla. A gale of indignation blows across the palace yard, the tension in the air swoops over the chicken coop, up the retaining wall and, skimming menacingly across the fire pool, deposits a few insolent grains of dust on Jacob’s bottle of single malt. 477 more words

Rudi Massyn

Once upon a time in a land with mountains of gold

Once upon a time long, long ago in a land, far far away, lived a people made up of all the cultures in the world. They lived in a kingdom that stretched out as far as the eyes could see. 875 more words

Rudi Massyn

Un bout de papier vaut plus aujourd’hui qu’une personne

Je suis heureux d’avoir reçu le prix de l’Emancipation du VOEM. L’émancipation tient une place centrale dans ma réflexion et mon travail. L’émancipation, pour moi, c’est assurer de vraies chances aux personnes afin que celles-ci puissent, quelle que soit leur position dans la société, améliorer leur vie. 305 more words

Bleri Lleshi

Becoming A Bobcat: Dining halls SUCK

The inside of Boyd dining hall remains like this for the next month, and then it will all change!

Photo from: flickr.com

I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that dining halls pretty much suck. 291 more words