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Civil rights lawyer Morris Dees will speak at Troy University on March 22

March 8, 2017

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak March 22 during Troy University’s annual journalism symposium.

The public is invited to the event at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Trojan Center on the university’s Troy Campus. Admission is free.

Dees’ topic will be “With Justice for…

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Separating fact from fiction and opinion in a news story

October 27, 2016
By Steve Stewart

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a professor, politician and statesman who advised four presidents of both parties.

His statement reminds us that we should seek the facts and base our opinions on them. But that’s not as simple as it seems today, when…

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‘Unrigging’ our elections

September 21, 2016
By Steve Stewart

“Elections are rigged,” one of my students said — echoing a word used by Donald Trump, whom she probably would not vote for.

My instinct was to disagree, but on reflection I came to the conclusion that “rigged” is too strong a word, but she has a point.

In several ways, our system makes some…

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