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  • My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!?

  • Surely, in this great country, with a system of justice based on the principle that guilt must be established 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' even for sending a man to prison for a month, no state would execute someone about whose guilt so many serious doubts had been raised. Yet that's exactly what happened to Troy Davis

  • Legislative maps are drawn to split voters along artificial lines to isolate them by race. Legislators see their districts disappear, themselves the target of racial gerrymandering. Racial groups are identified and segregated; their leadership eliminated. It is the way of the South. Only this isn't 1964. This is Georgia in 2011