Stumped Anti-Abortionists Strike Back

Remember this quaint meme and video from sometime last week where anti-abortion protesters had no blessed clue what to do with “criminal” women who would seek and complete illegal abortions? Well, Utah has decided to try to fill this important void in outlawing illegal abortion practices —...

Law, Order, and a Better Society

What makes us a better society? What elevates humankind above the animals in our social machinations? At what point does upholding the law get in the way of justice, and what is the social and moral cost of those laws? I am by no means an anarchist, and if truth be told I’m likely far more of a...

Crime, Punishment, And Re-entry

I think one of the things that grounds me ideologically is the fact that I don’t like the easy answer.  This primarily because many of the challenges that face us today aren’t simple enough to necessarily be adequately addressed by some ten word bumper sticker slogan.  Building a wall...

The Silliest Of Arguments

She’s at it again. The immigration debate in America today does have some valid points to discuss, for instance, the economics of the thing.  I’m not ceding ground here, don’t get me wrong, but the financial number crunching behind accepting millions upon millions of new citizens is...

Corporatocracy, Police States, and Telecommunications

A couple of days ago, the media and the blogosphere were both set ablaze when a college student was hit with a taser gun in the chest by campus police during the question and answer session following a speech by Senator John Kerry. In the aftermath we here at Comments received our own little surge, and...

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