Hyperbole is what ails America

Watching Michael Moore and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello on Bill Maher’s show reminded me how alike the fringes are. Left and right, they share a victim’s mentality, along with an inflated sense of their own importance. The sky is always falling, and they never let facts get in the way of a […]

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Conservative certitude

I thought government was always bad. Not when it comes to killing people, according to Ann Coulter. There’s a reason more than a dozen courts have looked at Davis’ case and refused to overturn his death sentence. He is as innocent as every other executed man since at least 1950, which is to say, guilty […]

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The devil’s right hand

Death penalty proponents should be especially troubled by Rick Perry’s reckless disregard for the truth. In 2004, there’s reason to believe Texas may have executed an innocent man when it put Cameron Todd Willingham to death. When Willingham was convicted, prosecutors relied heavily on an “expert” who testified on the origins of a fire that […]

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reasonable doubt

Regardless of your feelings on capital punishment, consider this: Eyewitness testimony was used to convict Troy Anthony Davis in the murder of a Savannah police officer. Seven of those witnesses later recanted their testimony. At least three witnesses who testified against Mr. Davis (and a number of others who were not part of the trial) […]

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