The murder of an exemplary police officer in Manchester, NH, was so cold-blooded and tragic, it made me question my opposition to the death penalty. But I held my nose and opposed it even in this horrible case.
Category Archives: Current issues
A former page in the U.S. Senate page wrote that the sexually abused Congressional page disgraced the page program. Are we still blaming abuse victims instead of their perpetrators?
Mississippi was right to try a Ku Klux Klansman for a murder he committed 41 years ago. Even if the killer is too old to make amends for what he did, the state must make amends for what it allowed him to do.
When corporations take over newspapers, they almost never dictate content. They impose business plans that make good journalism impossible.
When presidents of the nation’s most prestigious colleges proposed lowering the drinking age to 18, to cut down on binge drinking, outraged opposition to the idea killed it within a month.
Doctors complain constantly about the cost of malpractice insurance, but I’ve never heard a doctor or doctors’ organization express concern for malpractice victims, who are often dead or permanently maimed.
All the armed robbers since the 1980′s combined stole less than just a few of the many corporate robbers in this era.