Trayvon Martin Case: Original State Attorney Wolfinger Has Troubled History

As the details of Trayvon Martin’s murder continue to emerge, it is increasingly clear that this case involves both crime in the streets as well as crime in the suites. Much of the latter appears to be linked to the office of the State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida headed by Prosecutor…

As U.S. Announces Readiness To Enforce Sanctions, Questions Still Arise Over Existence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

READING: New York Times’ “Obama Finds Oil In Markets Is Sufficient To Sideline Iran” OUR TAKE: President Obama today cleared the way towards imposing tougher sanctions on Iran.  After months of studies on world oil production and demand, it has been decided that the world can function without oil provided by Iran. Determination of oil…

A Closer Look At George Zimmerman

Very little has been publicly known about the past  of George Zimmerman, the self-styled neighborhood watch captain responsible for the shooting of Trayvon Martin over a month ago.  In recent days, information has been steadily released through various media outlets referencing his family, history of violence, and hyper vigilance in relation to upholding the law….

The Rumsfeldian Trayvon Martin Killing: There Are Known Knowns And There Are Known Unknowns

READING: Orlando Sentinel’s Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head OUR TAKE: The latest in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that Sanford police leaked information in an attempt to show that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense, but witness testimony and 911 calls paint a conflicting story…

How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 2: Equipment

Welcome to Part 2 of our special series on how to be a DIY Journalist! Last week we got a little cerebral, but today we get hands on. Can You See Me Now? Last week I mentioned you should have a smartphone. Let’s get a little more into that. You can no longer get by…

How Sketchy Is The Etch A Sketch Gaffe?

READING: Associated Press’s “Etch A Sketch is big draw” OUR TAKE: Considering the less than thrilling state of the Republican Presidential campaign trail, it is not surprising that the Etch A Sketch “scandal” has taken centerpiece. While Syrians are dying, Afghanistan is in turmoil, and the middle class American is being kicked out of her…

Bahrain’s Stifled Spring

Over the course of the past year, peoples throughout the countries of the  Middle East and North Africa have risen up against repressive regimes to fight for democracy.  In each of the countries in which this “Arab Spring” has taken hold there has been widespread government crackdown.  In Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, this has led…

Obama’s New Order: All Your Resources Are Belong To Us

READING: Huffington Post’s “Barack Obama Prepares for War Footing” OUR TAKE: Since 1950, presidents have signed Executive Orders to ensure preparedness during wartime,  granting them control over the flow of our nation’s resources during times of disaster. These orders have always had strict parameters limiting this power to times of crisis. In creating the order…

How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 1: The Essentials

Welcome to our new series, How To Be a DIY Journalist. This series is inspired by my recent workshop at the Los Angeles Media Summit, where I spoke about how I covered the Occupy Los Angeles encampment at City Hall (also known as Solidarity Park). The Basics The most important quality of a journalist is…

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