Showing 9 posts tagged Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin was senselessly murdered this year, a victim of gun violence and the widely criticized “Stand Your Ground” laws that likely emboldened the teenager’s killer. In the wake of her tragedy, Martin’s mother is standing up in hopes of preventing what happened to her child from ever happening again.
- Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers: Gulf residents and cleanup workers continue to suffer serious health problems from the 2010 disaster, but the oil giant is not being held to account.
- Why Are Prisoners Committing Suicide in Pennsylvania? A DOJ probe into the mental health program at a medium security prison could put solitary confinement on trial.
- Guns, Gays and Democrats: Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.
- Justice for Homeowners—Still Not Served: It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.
- Ann Romney, Working Woman? The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.
- The Real Injustice at the Heart of the Trayvon Martin Case: What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.
- Save Earth Day: To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.
Inside the latest issue of The Nation, out today:
Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden at the White House this morning, President Barack Obama said that the parents of Trayvon Martin are in his thoughts and that it is imperative that we “get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” “You know, if I had a son,” Obama said, “he’d look like Trayvon.”
Find The Nation's coverage of the shooting of Trayvon Martin here.