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Conservative view: Tennessee death penalty needs comprehensive review

Davis Turner in a guest column at The Tennessean: Davis Turner is a lifelong Republican, Nashville attorney, and surviving family member of a murder victim. As a conservative, I believe in fiscal responsibility and limited government. And, as a surviving family member of a murder victim, I know firsthand the trauma of losing a loved […]

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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump’s Negligence

Jonathan Blitzer, in The New Yorker: Last week, on the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the D.H.S. Inspector General quietly issued another report with still more revelations. In early May, 2018, just as the zero-tolerance policy was taking effect, D.H.S. shared an estimate with the White House that more than twenty-six thousand migrant children would be separated […]

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Reason: Trump’s Shameful Pardons for War Criminals Undermine America’s Moral Authority

Steven Greenhut, writing at Reason: Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pardoned a former Army lieutenant who was convicted of ordering his troops to fire on unarmed civilians. He granted a pardon to an Army major who had been awaiting trial for killing an Afghan man. Trump reversed the demotion of another officer, who had […]

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Reason: Mutual Hatred Is All Democrats and Republicans Have to Offer

J.D. Tuccille writing at Reason.com: What defines a Republican, these days? How about a Democrat? That’s a difficult question to answer. After years of shifting priorities and ideologies, the beliefs of Republicans of today bear little resemblance to those of somebody of that affiliation from a decade ago, and the modern Democrat is just as […]

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Trump Administration Rule Allowing Refusals in Health Care Struck Down

American Civil Liberties Union: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down the Trump administration’s rule that allows health care institutions and providers to deny patients information and treatment based on personal religious or moral beliefs. That’s good to hear. I know people who are afraid of change, generally, and […]

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South Park: Band in China…

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Trump: Wag, wag, wag…

CONRAD BREAN: “Who’s got the story?” AMES: “Wait, don’t you want to know if it’s true?” CONRAD: “What difference does it make if it’s true? It’s a story and if it breaks they’re gonna have to run with it. How long we got ’till it breaks?” AMES: “Front page, Washington Post tomorrow.” CONRAD: “Uh, well, […]

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Reason: Don’t Destroy the Constitution To Fight Drag Queen Reading Hour

Steven Greenhut writing at Reason.com: The Sacramento public library featured a drag-queen story hour, in which men dressed as women read stories to children. It seems bizarre and agenda-driven, given that a stated goal was to provide kids with “glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models.” I’ve seen drag queens and glamorous isn’t the first […]

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Why the American people still need newspapers

Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University and the founder of the 1 for All campaign for the First Amendment, in a guest column for The Tennessean: It’s important to acknowledge newspapers’ past, but also to express concern about their future. […] too many view this as a business […]

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