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On Monday, March 9, 1964, almost 50 years ago to the day, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in a case that turned state libel law upside down and provided significant impetus to the Civil Rights Movement.
Few will be surprised that the New York Times represented one half of the equation in the case.
New York times v. Sullivan involved a libel claim by Montgomery, Ala., Police Commissioner L.B. Sullivan. A full-page ad in the New York Times got the attention of Sullivan, even though the ad did not mention him by name.
A few weeks back — before things really heated up and melted down in Ukraine — I read two op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, both addressing the Cold War.
One referenced the “post-cold War” and the other mentioned the “new Cold War.”
Since then I have learned that I am a “Cold War Kid,” and an explosion of Cold War citations have followed Russia’s move into Crimea in very typical Soviet-Russian style.
But I don’t believe the Cold War ever ended or ever will.
A lot of us have probably worked for the minimum wage at some point in our lives.
My jobs at that rate have included maintenance work in an egg factory, warehouse work in a spaghetti manufacturing plant, working the register at a trampoline center and refereeing recreational league volleyball games.
I know at the time I worked those jobs, I probably thought I should make more doing it.