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Street Preacher Sentenced To Life In Prison In Elizabeth Smart Case

AP | By JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 12.15.2011 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Elizabeth Smart finally got her chance Wednesday to confront the street preacher convicted of holding her captive and raping he...

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

Google Searches Undermine Government's Star Witness in Khadr Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The government's star witness in the sentencing hearing of Omar Khadr continued to talk for hours on the stand today. But it turns out that much of the information relied upon was based on the highly suspect opinions of a Danish psychologist.

U.S. Government Witness Testifies Gitmo Prisoner's Religiosity Makes Him Dangerous

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration has neatly washed its hands of the serious legal problems with its first military commissions trial. But it cannot so neatly solve the problem of having violated its international legal obligations.