January 13, 2003
Biggest threat to world peace?

It's obviously not a scientific poll, but over at littlegreenfootballs.com, they're looking at what country is the biggest threat to world peace. Currently in the lead? "Our friends the Saudis."

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January 13, 2003
More on the Gov. Ryan and the death penalty

OpinionJournal.com's James Taranto had some apt words to say about the decision to clear off Illinois' death row. It's an act of stunning moral vanity. Ryan claims he's concerned that innocent people may have been on death row, and the Associated Press quotes him as saying that capital punishment is "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore […]

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January 13, 2003
Ask and ye shall receive

Well, last week when President Bush resubmitted the name of Judge Charles Pickering to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the cries of racist erupted from the Democrats. Their charge was mainly based on a 1994 cross burning case where Pickering sought a lighter sentence for a convicted cross burner because his cohorts -- including […]

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January 13, 2003
Friedman reports

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a liberal with whom I agree from time to time, has an interesting report on the Friday prayers at one of Egypt's mosques. Thousands of Egyptian faithful went through their traditional prostrations and listened to the sermon by the sheik of Al Azhar, who spoke in measured tones about […]

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January 13, 2003
Justice and the death penalty

On Saturday, Illinois Gov. George Ryan committed a grave injustice. Gov. Ryan, who was leaving office with a cloud of corruption over his legacy, now leaves office as the darling of the liberal left for commuting the sentences of 167 people on his state's death row. Ryan's decision is unlikely to reinvigorate the anti-death penalty […]

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