Tag Archives: Death Penalty

Dealing Out Death

Thou shalt not kill. That seventh Commandment was a problem from the start: The Exodus narrative describes the people as having turned to idolatry with the golden calf while Moses was on the mountain receiving the law from God. When … Continue reading

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Botched Barbarism

You can list them alphabetically – Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, China, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tonga, United … Continue reading

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Racist Bones

White supremacy isn’t something awful that happened in the past, it’s one of the central organizing forces in American life – but that can’t be. We have a black president, and endless white folks have said, over and over, decade … Continue reading

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Dealing Out Death These Days

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot … Continue reading

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Death, Disaster, Class Warfare and Sabotage

Ah, another day of death draws to a close – the Supreme Court finally decided that fellow in Georgia could be executed – there would be no stay for him, even though there was, in the end, no forensic evidence … Continue reading

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Understanding the Underlying Thinking

Oh, it was a minor issue: Representative Michele Bachmann seems to have found the issue she believes will allow her to distinguish herself from Gov. Rick Perry in their fight for the Republican presidential nomination – the vaccination of young girls against a sexually … Continue reading

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The Politics of Narcissistic Fury

Okay, it’s a personal idiosyncrasy, a quirk, an oddity – something not shared with most everyone else in the culture, like not liking Tom Cruise, or apple pie. But some of us, a very few, don’t much care for the … Continue reading

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