The Folly of America’s Sex Offender Registries

The Folly of America’s Sex Offender Registries

In 2006, a pedophile-hunting gunman shot 24-year old William Elliot after he found William’s name on Maine’s online sex-offender registry. As William’s mom told Human Rights Watch, “Without the registry, he would still be alive today.” How did Elliot end up on the registry?  When he was 19, he had...

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The Life and Times of Capital Punishment

Hello. Since this is the first time you’ve met me, I thought I’d start things out in style.  Normally, the topics discussed here will include things like the role of feminism in politics, or the development of the political campaign, or the march toward state-run medicine in the United Kingdom...

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Campaigns and tragedy: What is appropriate in times of strife?

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the United States embassies in Egypt and Libya were both stormed by citizens protesting an American Youtube video that depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a womanizing fool. Sadly, four Americans, including the Ambassador to Libya, were killed in the attack. On this day, the...

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