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Entries by Byron Williams from 09/2009

Still Clinging to the Barbarity of the Death Penalty

| Posted 09.03.2009 | Politics

Since it is impossible to avoid error, the only way one can support the death penalty is to suggest that we have expendable portions of society.

Isn't Adequate Healthcare a Moral Issue?

| Posted 09.06.2009 | Huffington Post

Why don't we see the same fervor -- particularly emanating from the churches that seek to block gay marriage -- transferred, at least temporarily, to the 47 million Americans who must go without health care?

Van Jones May Be Better Off on the Outside

| Posted 09.10.2009 | Politics

Van Jones' transition from outside activist to inside political player wasn't as easy as it may appear. As an activist, the First Amendment protects Jones, but inside-the-Beltway politics is played by different rules.

Republicans Undercut Their Deficit Argument

| Posted 09.20.2009 | Politics

Republicans have magically rediscovered their concern for fiscal discipline that lay dormant when they were the party that controlled the White House and Capitol Hill for six of the past eight years.

My Recent Trip to the Mailbox

| Posted 09.24.2009 | Healthy Living

AARP's arrival robs any sober-thinking individual of the impulses of denial. We can lie to our friends, but if AARP says you're 50, you're 50.

Reflections on Race from the Nation's Capital

| Posted 09.27.2009 | Politics

We have certainly witnessed an unhinged element of the country that few would conclude were not racist. But should we make the nuts emblematic of the whole?