JFK 50 Years Later: It’s Still “Means, Motive and Opportunity”

With the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination comes a lot of predictable commentary. We’re getting the inevitable re-resurgence of Camelot-era hagiography. “Oh, the glamour!” “Oh, the grace!” “They were our royalty!”, “They were so rich and so beautiful!” Likewise we’re enduring the usual musty, journalistic eulogizing about the immensity of the tragedy and how it…

The Death of a Boy: Trayvon Martin

When my family first arrived in America, we lived in the projects of St. Paul.  There weren’t many white families. By the time we came, the late 1980’s, the McDonough Housing Project where we lived and Mount Airy Housing Project where many of our cousins lived consisted of mostly Hmong and African American families. It…