Saturday, July 20, 2013

Murky New York Hate Crime Conviction Reversed by Appeals Court - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Murky New York Hate Crime Conviction Reversed by Appeals Court - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Aren't all homicides and violent assaults hate crimes? Does an assailant stab, bludgeon, or shoot another person with affection and caring in their hearts? One would think so, inasmuch as hate crimes laws elevate crimes committed against certain social categories of individuals and diminish those crimes which have traditionally carried the heaviest sentences.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. John McCain Have it Wrong About Cutting Egypt Aid - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. John McCain Have it Wrong About Cutting Egypt Aid - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

None of that seems to bother Sen. Paul who, in lawyerly fashion, trots out the 1961 law that might have supported Adolf Hitler whose Nazi Party in 1932 won 33 percent of the vote in the German elections.

Another Republican Sen. John McCain uses the same 1961 basis to withhold the money the U.S. was prepared to offer the Muslim Brotherhood government.