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Thinking Aloud: Terrorism Is (Still) Terrorism

Nov. 29, 2015 by Darius  Yesterday, a man opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, killing three people and wounding more than 10 before being taken into custody. The motivation for the shooting by all accounts was an … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Late-Summer Reading

Aug. 18, 2015 by Darius  Looking for some late-summer beach reading?  Here are a few recommendations from my recent vacation. All these are the first books in their respective series. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly. The body of a … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Islam and Punishment: By the Book”

“Islam and Punishment: By the Book” The Economist, July 4-10, 2015, p.51 http://www.economist.com/news/international/21656665-why-harsh-punishments-are-more-prevalent-muslim-world-book “Muslims the world over are horrified by the executions carried out by Islamic State (IS) in the name of their religion. … Yet the self-declared caliphate is not the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Can New Laws Tame India’s Drivers?”

“Can New Laws Tame India’s Drivers?” The Washington Post, May 24, 2015, p.A16 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/will-new-safety-laws-tame-indias-deadly-roads/2015/05/21/5bd4de54-fa4d-11e4-a47c-e56f4db884ed_story.html “When it opened in 2001, the East Coast Road in southern India gave drivers a smooth, modern link to coastal resorts and an open stretch of highway … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Egypt Executes Six Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers Despite ‘Grossly Unfair’ Trial”

“Egypt Executes Six Men Convicted of Killing Soldiers Despite ‘Grossly Unfair’ Trial” The Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2015 http://www.smh.com.au/world/egypt-executes-six-men-convicted-of-killing-soldiers-despite-grossly-unfair-trial-20150518-gh3shl “Egypt has executed six men convicted of carrying out an attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai that killed several … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Science Should Shape Sentencing

Apr. 8, 2015 by Darius In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all counts.  His defense never tried to deny his guilt, instead working to convince to jury to … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Smuggled Giraffes and Illicit Ivory: Interpol’s Nine Most Wanted Environmental Criminals”

“Smuggled Giraffes and Illicit Ivory: Interpol’s Nine Most Wanted Environmental Criminals” Bloomberg Businessweek, November 21, 2014 http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-21/interpols-nine-most-wanted-environmental-criminals “Interpol has launched its first Most Wanted list for environmental criminals. The international policing agency is targeting nine fugitives for evading charges that include illegal … Continue reading

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