Years ago, a writer friend explained how he always found that the best way to glimpse a conservative's soul, or lack thereof, is with a noggin full of LSD. He didn't mention what I might find around comparably obsessed lefties, though, so I set out to do some soul searching of my own.
The Boston Phoenix was founded in 1966 as an arts and entertainment newspaper for the 18-40 year old market. Today, with editions in Rhode Island and Portland, Maine, the Phoenix has a distribution of 220,000 and more than 600,000 readers...
Crime coverage in minority areas rarely digs beneath the surface. Most outlets condense the tragedies into a singular disposable headline. Forget medical records – we don't even always learn the names of black shooters.
An estimated 65 million people in this country have a criminal record, more than one out of every four adult Americans. One out of every three black males now in their early teens will end up in jail, according to the Justice Department. For Latino males, it's one of out of every five.