Tag Archives: George Zimmerman

No Exorcizing Our Demons

Presidential candidates promise all sorts of things – a chicken in every pot, no gay folks ever coming near you again, lower taxes for you and higher taxes for everyone else, a government that does good things, a government that … Continue reading

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The Right of Self-Defense

They’re at it again, and another week of it begins: Tens of thousands of panicked residents fled their homes in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday after the Israeli military dropped leaflets from the sky warning those who stayed behind … Continue reading

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No Day for Washington and Lincoln

Presidents Day weekend is supposed to be nothing much, a halfhearted hybrid. Perhaps the business community decided that a national holiday to celebrate Washington’s Birthday each February, and then Lincoln’s – each falling on separate days that might or might … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Now

Fifty years is a long time. Fifty years ago, in 1963, Liz Taylor was relatively young and sleek, and she was Cleopatra in that movie that broke the back of Twentieth Century Fox – they had to sell off a … Continue reading

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Insufficient Justice

It’s a common mistake, often made by people who have some sort of romantic notion about the courts, and particularly the Supreme Court. Imagine a death row appeal, where the Supreme Court finds that the fellow about to be executed … Continue reading

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The True-Man Doctrine

Americans like their guns, and seem to like the idea that those guns frighten others, as that makes you free – no one can mess with you. They might get shot, dead. That’ll make them think twice. And everyone knows … Continue reading

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