Modesty demanded, mercy rejected

MOBILE, AL. — You have probably heard about the sideshow put on by Alabama prison officials just before a scheduled execution late last month: A female reporter was hounded and humiliated over her skirt and her shoes. But you may have heard less about the main event, the execution, which was carried … Click here to continue --->

Child rape and ‘pro-life’ cruelty

The callousness of the anti-abortion crowd was on vivid display in early July, when an Ohio newspaper reported the awful story of a 10-year-old rape victim who needed an abortion. Instead of reconsidering their heartless dogma, leading members of the pro-birth movement claimed the story wasn’t … Click here to continue --->

Justice Jackson, congrats or condolences?

As I always imagined it, the ascension of the first black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court would signal an era of progress, a time of triumph for those Americans who believe in the beloved community of which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke. I was well off the mark. This is no era of progress, no … Click here to continue --->

Warnock far superior to Walker

If Georgians replace U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, with Herschel Walker, a Republican, in November, they’ll be making a poor substitute. Warnock has served Georgia well, while Walker is at least as poorly suited for the job of senator as his buddy, Donald Trump, was for the presidency. … Click here to continue --->

Our crazy killed them

If those precious 4th graders at Robb Elementary School had still been fetuses in the womb — where they were nine or so years ago — they would have been vigorously protected under current Texas law, their welfare ensured over even that of the women who carried them. Any attempted incursion on those … Click here to continue --->