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The Briefing 08-29-13

1) President Obama’s MLK speech shifts segregation from race to economic inequality

Remarks by the President at “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony, The White House (President Obama)

Fifty Years After the March, Commentary Magazine (Joshua Muravchik)

What ever happened to Martin Luther King’s dream?, New Statesman (Gary Younge)

True Message Of King’s Speech Sadly Is Ignored Today, Investor’s Business Daily (Thomas Sowell)

2) Fort Hood shooter Hassan sentenced to death

Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced to Death Wall Street Jounral (Nathan Koppell)

Military Jury Sentences Fort Hood Killer Hassan to Death USA Today (Sharon Jayson)

3) School, and culture, growing increasingly hostile to boys

School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys, TIME (Christina Hoff Sommers)

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School, The Atlantic (Jessica Lahey)

Why Girls Are Surging Past High School Boys on Their Report Cards, Slate.com (Business Insider)

4) Dominate role of group dynamics in juveniles can be positive  - or terrible

Okla. killing fits ‘shared misunderstanding’ USA Today (James Alan Fox)