November 07, 2006
Well, wouldn't you know it? Now that Saddam Hussein has been condemned to execution by hanging, there appears to be great agitation in the world about his death sentence. It seems to me that maybe there should be a consensus on a few people in the world who actually deserve to be executed. How about Osama bin Laden for one? Or, looking backwards, Hitler or Goebbels?
June 23, 2003
In the next two weeks, the Supreme Court will rule, in Lawrence v. Texas, on the constitutionality of Texas's law criminalizing consensual homosexual sodomy. The case involves the arrests and convictions of John Lawrence and Tyron Garner, who were discovered having sex in Lawrence's bedroom when police responded to a false report by a neighbor that a man was "going crazy" in the apartment. The two men were arrested, convicted, fined, and jailed.
White House Watch: Nixon Then and Now
February 22, 1975
A new book and news accounts from San Clemente depict Richard Nixon as he appeared to one of his White House writers before Watergate destroyed his presidency and as he is in exile and nearly total seclusion six months after his resignation. The book is William Safire's Before the Fall (Doubleday; $12.50).