*+-Aiha Nguyen: LA’s Chinatown is built on small business and Walmart would be in direct competition with the local markets and shops that already serve the local population.
*+-Amnesty International says this execution would be unconscionable, especially as doubts about Troy Davis’ guilt have never been erased. However, Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia maintain that if a defendant receives a fair trial, is convicted and sentenced, actual innocence is not grounds to forbid an execution.
*+-Jasmyne Cannick: The bottom line is that they can draw all the Black voter-friendly districts they want but if Blacks continue on this mass exodus to the South, there won’t be enough Blacks left to vote anyone into office and the ones that are left won’t have the same adoration for the political process as their ancestors.
*+-Bill Fletcher: Nationally, the Republicans are advancing their ‘final offensive’ against unions and, in the words of noted columnist, Harold Meyerson, seek to repeal the 20th century.
*+-Andrea Nill: Alabama state senator Scott Beason (R), who sponsored the state’s tough new immigration law, has been caught on tape referring to black customers of a casino as “aborigines.”
*+-Andrea Nill: People are free to waste their money on whatever they want, but Arizona probably won’t be able to turn around and use those donations to build its own fence.