If there’s anything government haters can succeed at

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 1:30 am

If there’s anything government haters can succeed at it’s bad, bad governing.


They are really getting back on the tracks

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:30 am

You would think after several months of embarrassing themselves by saying one demeaning thing about women after another GOP officials would learn.
But learning is not their strong suit.

Rape as Collateral Damage

By: Monday February 4, 2013 11:20 am

Where I live in Virginia a member of the county board of supervisors was recently charged with the crime of “forcible sodomy,” which carried a sentence of five years to life in prison. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of sexual battery and was sentenced to 30 days in jail plus probation, etc. He professed his innocence of the original charge. But what is sexual battery if not forcible sex? The fine line drawn between 30 days and life may have less to do with the action being alleged than with the persuasiveness of the allegation, the prosecutor’s confidence of winning a conviction, the schedule and budget of the court, the desire of the accuser or victim to participate in a trial, etc.

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