What will come of the gathering call for action? History offers sobering lessons about the ultimate power of protests. Perhaps this time, the political leaders, prodded by a new generation of activists, will write a different script.
On Independence Day, self-proclaimed militias, bikers and far-right groups flooded in — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster threatening to burn American flags was not who the person claimed to be.
1st Lt. Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for three days when he ordered them to kill three Afghans on a dirt road. After a second-degree murder conviction, Lorance was pardoned by President Trump, hailed as a hero. His troops suffered a different fate.
Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and the subsequent search for her, underscored by her family’s allegations she faced sexual harassment from superiors, created waves in Latino media and rage within the Guillén family.
Business interests see a short-term battle against two hard-to-influence forces: individuals acting irresponsibly and a Trump administration reluctant to lay down guidelines that would mandate individual behavior during the pandemic.
A hospital that keeps wastebaskets empty can get high marks from a patient who can’t see a virus that may be lurking.
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(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs past Texas defensive back Brandon Jones (19) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Video on social media shows the statue being pulled down. The incident occurred as President Trump spoke critically of recent incidents of vandalism in speeches Friday night at Mount Rushmore and Saturday night at the White House.
Santae Tribble’s exoneration in 2012 of a 1978 D.C. slaying helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades.