Magazine April 16, 2012, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• We knew Obama would go negative in this campaign. We didn’t expect that his first target would be Rutherford B. Hayes.

• The fatal encounter of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., left Martin shot to death, Zimmerman in hiding, and the Occupy movement joining Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in the streets. If Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer who killed Martin, committed a crime beforehand — e.g., assault, which he might have committed by following Martin in a threatening manner — then the state’s “stand your ground” law, which allows armed Floridians to shoot in self-defense even outside

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