As I read A Botched Trial Leads To $30 Million Judgment For Nebraska County That Can’t Pay (Washington Post), I was struck that the story sought sympathy for the county (Gage County, Nebraska) rather than for the six wrongfully convicted people who filed the lawsuit. In short: 68-year-old Helen Wilson was murdered in 1985 by[…]
Will gay marriage affect you? (Copyright © 2009 by David Goehring.) Over the past couple of years, as same-sex marriage has become legal in an growing number of U.S. states, I’ve followed the news on it with curiosity — not because I’m gay (I’m not), but because I can’t see what all the fuss is[…]
I wanted to be a Libertarian, I really did. It sounds so cool on the face of it: “Minimum Government, Maximum Freedom”. Official logo of Libertarian Party According to the Libertarian Party (U.S.) platform: full freedom of expression repeal all laws creating ‘crimes’ without victims truly free from unreasonable search and seizure government has no[…]
In The News: Georgia pol wants to make lewd photoshopping a crime after being mocked in porn star pic (FOX News) “No one has a right to make fun of anyone. It’s not a First Amendment right”, says Georgia State Rep. Earnest Smith. He also said, oddly for a public figure: “Everyone has a right[…]
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised at how quickly the news stories shifted yesterday from “Shooting at Connecticut School” to “It’s Time To Get Rid of Guns”. But I still am always surprised at how that happens in the U.S. I suppose political activists have learned that it’s much easier to press their agenda[…]
In The News: Is Public Nudity A Form Of Free Speech? (BBC News) Answer: No.
In the News: Can Google “Legalize” Love? (NBC Bay Area) Google pushes for gay rights with ‘Legalize Love’ campaign (CNN) Google pushes all countries to ‘Legalize Love’ (Digital Media Wire)