Michael Miner at Chicago Reader: “About the Most Airtight Case of Innocence”
Arrested in 1978 when he was 18 years old, McKinney has been behind bars ever since for a murder Protess isn’t alone in believing he didn’t commit—the killing of a security guard in suburban Harvey.
Carly Carioli at Boston Phoenix: Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?
Here, Franken said, was an independent producer’s last hope of competing with corporate behemoths on an even playing field, without, in his words, “selling out.”
Greg Hambrick at Charleston City Paper: James Petigru dared to challenge Confederacy
“Northerners venerated his loyalty to Union, Constitution, and, yes, country,” the Peases wrote. “Southerners prized his sense of honor, his manly independence, his courageous pursuit of justice for the weak, and, yes, his gracious dignity bespeaking a patrician culture.”
Julien Gorbach at Gambit: Better Know Louisiana’s Nuclear Plants
The nuclear disaster that continues to unfold at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant raises questions about safety in south Louisiana, a hurricane-prone region powered by three nuclear reactors in the state and neighboring Mississippi.
Anneli Rufus at East Bay Express: Lamenting Lithuania with Ruta Sepetys
The tapestry of world history is scarred with mass expulsions, forced migrations, ethnic cleansings, and the kind of genocide that starts with someone saying, “You’re no longer welcome here.”