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Life Through Fisheyes

Life Through Fisheyes

A single death, said Stalin, is a tragedy; a million deaths are a statistic. We...

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Blood in Oklahoma

Blood in Oklahoma

An almost botched execution in Oklahoma has revived a debate of sorts about...

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Revenge of the Turds

Revenge of the Turds

On Monday, we learned of a DuPont heir who has been given nothing but parole for...

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The Shame Sham

The Shame Sham

Like all societies before it, our society considers nothing more shameful than to...

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Sour Thoughts From the Police Beat

Sour Thoughts From the Police Beat

Things don’t work like they spoza. A cause of this dysfunction is the notion...

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Unjust Crimes and Unjust Executions

Unjust Crimes and Unjust Executions

Apart from pulp novels, airport bookshops often have an eccentric selection of...

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Sacrificing Virgins to the Entertainment Gods

Sacrificing Virgins to the Entertainment Gods

Raping a child can land you in prison for life—unless you’ve made some cool...

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World of Witchcraft

World of Witchcraft

Human-rights groups and assorted do-gooders have been filling up my Twitter...

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Thou Shalt Not Hate Beards

Thou Shalt Not Hate Beards

Reality has made quoting Malcolm Muggeridge impossible. That’s OK by me, because...

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The Pro-Death Movement

The Pro-Death Movement

I once read that all societies throughout history were consistent in that they...

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Outsourcing Torture

Outsourcing Torture

Last week, Italy became the first nation to condemn and sentence to prison two of...

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Bring Back the Duel

Bring Back the Duel

I didn’t go to college, let alone law school. So when I started joking a few years...

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Anti-Black Prejudice

Anti-Black Prejudice

Ex-media mogul and ex-con Conrad Black is doing press for his new book A Matter of...

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Medicating Morality in Norway

Medicating Morality in Norway

I suspect that Norwegians regard themselves as exceptionally decent and highly...