Citizenship in a Democracy means we run the joint, to put it simply. All the suits and pantsuits on Capitol Hill and in the state capitols report directly to us. And this is just as true for local school boards.
The question Cosby's release raises is a crucial one for prosecutors running for office: Will the campaign promises made by a prosecutorial wannabe with a partisan agenda set the stage for a dangerous criminal being able to dodge the reckoning of the justice system?
The Sheppard case is instructive in trying to understand our own moment—especially the crucial question of whether the guilty verdict against Chauvin will hold. And the Sheppard precedent may just result in Chauvin's guilty verdict being overturned by the Supreme Court.
No procedures run by fallible humans will ever be perfect, so setting that as the standard is naïve and absurd.
How to assemble a national jigsaw puzzle that seems like a jumble of pieces from two different boxes, one red and one blue? I suggest an agreement on a national touchstone.
Did The Atlantic inadvertently make the case to regulate "dark journalism" like "dark money?"
Thus far, District Attorney Paul Howard has not properly handled the Rayshard Brooks shooting case.