Category Archives: Current issues

I Had to Hold My Nose to Oppose the Death Penalty in This Case
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I Had to Hold My Nose to Oppose the Death Penalty in This Case

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.

Sexually Abused Congressional Page Was Not to Blame
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Sexually Abused Congressional Page Was Not to Blame

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?

Trial for a 41-Year-Old Murder in Mississippi is Necessary
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Trial for a 41-Year-Old Murder in Mississippi is Necessary

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.

Corporate Take-Overs and Business Plans Are Gutting Newspapers
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Corporate Take-Overs and Business Plans Are Gutting Newspapers

When corporations take over newspapers, they almost never dictate content. They impose business plans that make good journalism impossible.

Don’t Lower the Drinking Age to 18
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Don’t Lower the Drinking Age to 18

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.

Do Doctors Care about Malpractice Victims?
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Do Doctors Care about Malpractice Victims?

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.

Some Rob With Computers and Fountain Pens
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Some Rob With Computers and Fountain Pens

All the armed robbers since the 1980′s combined stole less than just a few of the many corporate robbers in this era.

Should Gay Rights Advocates Settle for Civil Unions
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Should Gay Rights Advocates Settle for Civil Unions

Gay rights in New Hampshire won their fight for civil unions and gay marriage. Now they face a struggle to keep it.

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