The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was never a good idea. It is an even worse idea now. Let's start the process to close GTMO now.
It should be an alarm that alerts us to the complacency that has enveloped us and force us to refocus on anti-LGBT hate crimes. It should generate a renewed dialogue about why a gay man can be shot dead in plain sight in the street simply because of who he is.
I believe that we're seeing the tortured last battle of an anti-gay subset of our society that knows that it's losing the culture war. what do angry, ignorant people do when they feel that they no longer have control? They use their angry words, their fists, their guns and their knives.
I was born and bred in Oklahoma. I make my living as an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. Tornadoes have been a part of my entire life. Hell, my high school mascot was a "red tornado."
Brave New Foundation,
War On Drugs,
Policymakers hoping to find meaningful offsets to fund disaster aid will have look at: 1) Where there's a lot of money, 2) where the spending is unjustifiable, and 3) where the politics and public opinion are conducive to allowing cuts, since there are very few areas in which that's true.
Striking the right balance between the government's legitimate need for confidentiality, the press's legitimate need to obtain information about government action, and the public's "right to know" what its representatives are up to, is a difficult and delicate task.
In January of this year, during his 2013 State of the State speech, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a bold call to stop discrimination in New York. Now, with only a month remaining in the legislative session, the governor appears MIA on reform.
Both my husband and I proudly served in the Army, and we have told our daughter of our experiences. I want my daughter to consider serving. But how can I ask her to enter the military knowing that her chances of being sexually assaulted are 1 in 3 compared to 1 in 6 in the civilian world?
The bottom line: responsible adult cannabis users should no longer have to hide any more than responsible alcohol users do.
On a sunny winter's afternoon, June 1954 in Christchurch New Zealand, two teenage girls, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, accompanied by Pauline's mother, Honorah Parker, went for a walk in Victoria Park. There the girls put into action their plan to murder Honorah.
The detrimental effect of age-progressed images is most probably partly a psychological effect: The addition of an age-progressed image somehow changes observers' decision-making strategies, and does so in a profoundly unhelpful way.
Chicago Police Misconduct,
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez,
Jon Burge Torture,
Richard M. Daley,
Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.
As part of my quest to keep you safe, I've assembled this checklist of my favorite anti-crime tips. Commit them to memory. Then, focus! I don't care if it's 2013, not 1977. You're in New York City, not Candyland.
This picture of Amanda Berry shortly after her escape from captivity, reunited with her sister Beth, and with her daughter Jocelyn, is striking because of the differences in how each of them is reacting at this moment in time.
The Boy Scouts of America tries to pretend that LGBT people aren't morally straight. That's the entire basis for keeping us out of scouting. Well, I have news for them: There's a long list of straight people who've been involved in scouting who are not morally straight.
How anyone could wreak such havoc and destruction is beyond the ability of most Americans to comprehend. Unless you're Robert L. DuPont, one of the principles in the firm Bensinger, DuPont and Associates, which is a major purveyor of drug testing management in America.
These laws have formed the basis of a modern-day witch-hunt that thrives on the vagaries of the Internet and too often captures individuals who make relatively simple errors online, rather than those who produce such material or directly abuse children.
After more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is positively deafening.
Something is clearly wrong with our state when all the death sentences are coming out of one county. We are in a crisis when our state, which is 4.3 percent African-American, has a death row that is 100 percent African American. A broken system has produced flawed results.
National Rifle Association,
Newtown Elementary School Shooting,
The NRA didn't just throw down the gauntlet to our government in Houston. It also articulated a vision of America and its ideals that is the antithesis of what our Founders intended, and which would mean the absolution of our Constitution.