Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for September 3rd through September 8th:
- Editorial: Voter ID on Trial in Texas – An absurdly strict law that accepts as proof of identity a concealed-weapon permit but not a student identification card is being challenged in court.
- Jack the Ripper: five unlikely suspects other than Aaron Kosminski – The Polish hairdresser has been definitively identified as Jack the Ripper thanks to DNA evidence gathered from a victims shawl. But who does that let off the hook?
- Children with married parents are better off — but marriage isn’t the reason why – Making single parents get married, in other words, won't fundamentally change the other characteristics about them that really drive their children's success. The good news in this is that family income and parenting skills are more realistically addressed through public policy than marriage anyway.
- Ray Rice’s elevator video and the denial of black women’s humanity – That woman could have died. The video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee (now wife), Janay Palmer in an elevator on February 15 has been released by TMZ. Janay lunged at him and he punched her with all his might right in the face. She fell immediately, hitting the elevator handrail on her way back and was unconscious as she laid on the floor.
For this, Ray received a 2 game suspension from the NFL.
- Bob McDonnell’s shocking stupidity: How could a politician have been this dumb? – Latest GOP governor to humiliate himself — and break the law — endured a crazy saga. Here's why it's so surreal
- If the NFL doesn’t want people to think it’s homophobic, it should stop being so homophobic – The NFL has a homophobia problem. So why should we believe Michael Sam's release wasn't about his sexuality?