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Long a believer in and advocate of alternative sentencing, I am bemused by the recent creativity of...

Another Way to Consider Torture

One of the flip responses I sometime make about whether or not I’m in favor of capital punishment...

Low-Down Pirates on the High Seas

This may be an indictment of this season's television programming, but it seems there's seldom...

Sen. Ted Stevens: An Innocent Man

Just the headline of this piece alone, I’ll bet, shocks a number of people. Most people assume, or...

Outraged by UNC Murder

Following the murder or UNC student Eve Carson, Armstrong Williams says cops need to get serious...

The Torture Questions

It seems to this observer that the four questions being raised about torture have clear answers....

Tortured Torture Policy


I can see why our intelligence officials were so opposed to the release of those memos. Without a...

Lost Our Moral Bearings

CARY, N.C. — A quick review of The Associated Press a few moments ago had rendered me momentarily...

Holder voids Stevens conviction

NPR is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder will withdraw the indictment of Ted Stevens due...

America’s Promise

Before President-elect Barack Obama was elected, he was, among other things, a community organizer...

Reclaiming America

I have some questions for all three presidential candidates. Let's talk about the evidence that...

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