Category Archives: Criminal justice

Justice Dept should charge WikiLeaks’ Assange with sedition

Do our laws protect a troubled and dysfunctional Australian cultural renegade who ignores the accepted conventions of human decency, thumbs his nose at U.S. institutions, and posts on the Internet deep secrets of national defense and awkward details of diplomatic … Continue reading

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Is this a good idea? A school for the bullied and harassed.

Rather than dealing with peer and faculty harassment in Milwaukee high schools, school officials in Milwaukee will move victims to a school for the harassed. The Alliance School, a charter high school that will focus on students who feel discriminated … Continue reading

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Colson on Martha Stewart and the Purpose of Prison

Terrific NY Times op-ed article today by Chuck Colson on Martha Stewart and the purpose of prison. Colson writes: “I was pleased to learn of one of Ms. Stewart’s first statements upon her release from prison: “I will never forget … Continue reading

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Cruel and Unusual Decisions on the Death Penalty

Just when you thought it was safe to oppose to the death penalty, along comes a scoundrel like the BTK (bind, toture, and kill) murderer in Kansas, for whom any kind of execution seems too humane. I wrote briefly about … Continue reading

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Evangelical First Things in Public Life: 12 Things We Should Expect of Evangelicals

After the election, I wrote a post titled What Do the Evangelicals Want? As evangelicals continue to gain visibility, I think it is worthwhile to turn the topic around and ask: What Should We Expect of Evangelicals in the Public … Continue reading

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Journalist Looking for Work

One of the nation’s prolific journalists has a new address and is looking for work. In Lake Charles, Louisiana., award-winning black journalist Wilbert Rideau, convicted of murder three times by all-white juries in the 1961 death of a bank teller, … Continue reading

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