A Matter Of Opinion archive for March 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

No damages for wrongly convicted man 

Man spends 14 years on Death Row. Prosecutors hid exculpatory evidence. Man is freed and sues. He wins, but U.S. Supreme Court overturns that ruling. Thoughts on cases like this? Just how bad does government need to act before being held accountable for nearly executing...

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

Obama vs. ??? in 2012 

I pose this question to the distinguished posters here ... and to the rest of you. Who will Obama face in the next election? Recent Pew Poll has likely foes ranked thusly (first number is all voters: second number is Republican respondents): Mitt Romney --...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Ex-S-R photographer runs for her life

Via Huckleberries Online, here is a shot of former S-R photographer Holly Pickett (front and center) running from from unfriendly fire in Libya. She is safe and back in Egypt, according to her Facebook page. Two of the photographers in that photo are among the...

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Marijuana, medicine and politics  

Good articles today on medical marijuana dispensaries and possible legalization. Plus, our editorial on codifying what the voters wanted when they passed an initiative in 1998. What are your thoughts on this topic?

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

Some writers should check their work 16 

When processing a letter that derides teachers in the public schools, it's often tempting to publish it as is -- without correcting spelling or punctuation. This one arrived today: I believe if you want any clue to how well the teachers union and their members...

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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

Gullible's Travels 59 

Got this in the email copied to me today. “Obama cancels National Day of Prayer.” Sent the sender this. Think the sender will send out a mass correction? Or is it already: mission accomplished?

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