More Inconvenient Facts for Death Penalty Proponents

Like me. Behold: For more than 20 years, the prosecutor who convicted Cameron Todd Willingham of murdering his three young daughters has insisted that the authorities made no deals to secure the testimony of the jailhouse informer who told jurors that Willingham confessed the crime to him. Since Willingham was executed in 2004, officials have …

Some Might Call It “Racism”

Apparently, in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, it is incredibly important to point out that Mitch McConnell's wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao, is "Asian," and therefore, allegedly, "not from" Kentucky. To call this kind of rhetoric "nauseating" is to understate matters, of course. The state Democratic party has rebuked Kathy Groob, the operative …

More Depressing Middle East Notes

1. Those who think that Israel's enemies are serious about wanting to bring an end to the fighting have not been paying attention to current events:It was the start of a three-day truce, the best hope yet to end a 25-day-old war that has taken an enormous toll on both Palestinians and Israelis.On Friday morning, …

Once Again, House Republicans Show that They Are Not MENSA Material

Charles Krauthammer is absolute right, comme d'habitude: Charles Krauthammer is slamming the GOP for what he called a “ridiculous” contradiction after tabling legislation to tackle the border crisis within 24 hours after moving forward with a lawsuit against the president. “It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, …