This fall, I told all my friends it's time. It's been a few years since my divorce, I have plenty of practice dating under my belt, and I figure I'm ready to meet someone new. First, it seems, I had to clean out my love closet.
Studies on families of those who have suffered violent loss suggest that an execution does little to move these families toward a new level of health and functionality, even though they may be active campaigners for capital punishment.
Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.