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Vengeance

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Mercy Over Vengeance for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We are Boston Strong in our resolve to remain united in the face of tragedy. We are Boston Strong in our ability to show mercy amid our grief. We are Boston Strong in our belief that in the midst of tragedy, we may now truly begin the healing process.

Why I Oppose the Death Penalty: Redemption Is Always Possible, so Killing Is Always Wrong

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.19.2015 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The death penalty is about many things -- retribution, punishment, anger, a misguided desire for some illusory "cosmic balancing" of the scales of justice. Yet it is most about imagination.

The Execution of Our Consciences

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states that are predominately Christian. In Georgia, people who claim to follow Jesus are largely responsible for executing Warren Hill.

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

Putting the God of Vengeance in His Place

John Backman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
John Backman

The God of the Bible is very hard on the people of Israel throughout the Hebrew scriptures. He blazes with rage and punishes them severely, even exiling them to oppressors like Assyria and Babylon.

Mexican Police Seek 'Hunter Of Bus Drivers'

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ | Posted 11.03.2013 | Crime

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Monday they are investigating claims that a woman who killed two bus drivers last week in this ...

Bombers and Barbarians

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

The Tsarnaev brothers committed an atrocious, evil act against humanity. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died by the very violence he perpetrated. Refusing to bury his body, harassing those who made his burial possible, does not make America stronger.

If We Choose To Pray

Rabbi Wendi Geffen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Let's pray for the hundreds of people who cling to life, whose limbs were lost, whose lives are shattered. Let's pray for the helpers who run toward chaos instead of away from it.

A Plan to End Bullying and Make Schools Kinder and Gentler

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

A plan that would virtually end school bullying and make school discipline kinder, gentler and more meaningful is being proposed for schools throughout the country.

Ron Dicker

NFL Helmet's Surprising Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

According to a recent study, Schutt Sports makes very good football helmets. Its marketing is raising a few eyebrows, though. In an age of heighten...

Let Kozlowski Out of Prison!

Michael Santos | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

Justice cannot be measured solely with the turning of calendar pages. An enlightened society such as ours does every citizen a disservice when it inflicts the iron hand more characteristic of Draco.

Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Eichmann -- and Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Did Eichmann and Hussein receive true justice by appearing in courts of law and sentenced to death under the rule of law? Was Osama bin Laden notably and unceremoniously treated to a revenge killing for his crimes?

True Grit and the Truth about Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.

Celebrity Scandals: Vengeance Playing Through

Eva Nagorski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva Nagorski

Plenty of celebrities have seen their marriages exposed on the public stage with embarrassing details. Often, the wife not act on any revenge impulses until the spotlight fades and the marriage crumbles.

In Iraq: Forget Michael Goldfarb, Remember Inigo Montoya

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

As Andrew Sullivan noted in the earliest hours of the Obama presidency, It only took Michael Goldfarb twenty-two minutes to start blaming Obama for Iraq.