Summary: Today, one of the bloggers that I follow regularly linked to Charles Pierce's angry opinion piece on the State Of Oklahoma's execution of Clayton Lockett: Barbarians In Oklahoma. Because I've recently been under a general anaesthetic for surgery, I was curious and decided on a whim to look up the drugs used in the … Continue reading Cruel, deliberate, and unusually vicious. It’s us.
Summary: This is the second in a series about pirates. The first chapter described modern day piracy, and why our "catch and release" response makes it an attractive low-risk, high-return business. This describes the legal basis for their capture, trial, and punishment. Links to the other chapters appear at the end. Journalist Bret Stephens asks … Continue reading More about pirates: why we no longer “hang them high”