Law

Hallelujah, Mr. Bush

President George Bush just completed a speech on immigration, and he finally managed to say something convincing and worthwhile. In fact, he said a lot of things convincingly: he’ll stop illegal immigration; build physical barriers where needed; implement rapid deportation… Read More ›

Torture by any name…

PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” “detainee”) or protestation by our government officials can convince me… Read More ›

Why I’m voting for Kerry

I’m voting for John Kerry. Why? I’ll try to keep it simple. I have several issues that usually decide elections for me: the environment and women’s rights (pro-choice, not pro-abortion). For me those issues have never been negotiable. I almost… Read More ›

Same-sex marriage

If the courts decree only a man and a woman may marry, won’t they have to define “man” and “woman”? Hmmm. Chromosome testing… genitalia inspection… pre-sex change or post-sex change…. The mind boggles.

Roe v. Wade

Well, today is the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I know that because CNN just told me. And for what it’s worth, I will defend to the death a woman’s right to choose. Yes, abortion should be legal in this… Read More ›