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From Martin Zimmerman, former Executive Director of the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance. This op-ed is excerpted from a column at PlanCharlotte.org:

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

When President Barack Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there.

One of Washington’s worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret.

How ’bout we take money wasted on an economic mobility council and give it to the poor?

Benghazi – Sen. Graham’s white whale.

When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush.

A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August.

One of the common and increasingly popular critiques of the American criminal justice system is that it “mass incarcerates” our citizens. This critique often drips with accusations of racism. A recent book called mass incarceration the “new Jim Crow.” But this idea that teeming racists have hijacked our criminal justice system is nonsense and threatens to interfere with meaningful reform.

Perhaps, if “The Graduate” were made today...

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