To abolish the death penalty is to abdicate the civilizational attempt to instantiate justice in law, and precludes the possibility of mercy.
Joseph Tartakovsky’s new book, ‘The Lives of the Constitution,’ chronicles the lives and works of 10 Americans who altered or contributed to our supreme law.
A lot of reviewers see ‘Chappaquiddick’ as a long-overdue look at the cowardice of a man who lived 40 years basking in adulation as the ‘lion of the Senate.’ I’m not so sure.
Within his ancient play ‘The Clouds,’ Aristophanes examines two particular kinds of speech, just and unjust speech, and their timeless conflict.
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ asks: Is the answer to our racial woes an overwhelming protest of oppressed over the oppressor, or is it forgiveness and genuine reconciliation?
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is the classic story in which audiences at last understand that the hero doesn’t merely defeat evil, but willingly sacrifices himself for the sake of others.
Netflix can be happy that after duds like ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘The Defenders’ they’ve returned to something gritty that works without ridiculous fairy tales.
In talking to women friends in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein and Fox News scandals, I realized we’re more scathed than we thought we were.
The simple, correct answer to the young liberal’s question is, ‘Yes, of course women should be prosecuted.’ It’s not politically or culturally palatable, but it is the truth.
Some people deserve to die for brutally and intentionally murdering innocents. If that’s right, then justice requires capital punishment.
Chuck Schumer’s case against Neil Gorsuch relies on an argument that distorts the entire purpose of the Supreme Court.
Our efforts to diagnose and ‘rehabilitate’ prisoners do not bring about greater justice and reform. In practice, they achieve the opposite.
Brock Turner spent three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious fellow student. The implications aren’t good.
Donald Trump says his favorite Bible verse is a ‘mean’ verse about justice. It’s not mean, and he misinterpreted it, but we could all learn from it.
Ted Cruz has a record of fighting abusive lawsuits and, occasionally, the entire legal profession, whereas business mogul Donald Trump uses lawsuits to bully people.
Visiting the death penalty on bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev will not restore his victims or deter would-be imitators.
In 2005, a baby died of vicious head injuries. The man sent to death row for Baby Angel’s death was recently released after a team of hotshot lawyers took on his case for free.
We should all be concerned that the justice system is not ably serving everyone. But socializing it is no way to fix the problem.
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