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Cruel? Yes. Unusual? Not So Much.

“The execution of a person who can show that he is innocent comes perilously close to simple murder.” –Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry Blackmun Perilously close to murder? Yeah, I might even say it’s beyond close! Whatever happened to the … Continue reading

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Rampant Logophobia

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” –Nathaniel Hawthorn I love words and ideas, … Continue reading

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