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When Dostoevsky Faced a Firing Squad
Those opposed to the death penalty are correct to point out the inherent injustice in the possibility of sentencing an innocent person to death and to cite the grossly expensive nature of capital punishment. At the same time, what should not be left aside in this conversation is the mental toll exacted on the individual who is sentenced to death by the state. My words would fall short of accurately describing this and I pray I never have the experience necessary to give an adequate account. Thankfully, for those of us lucky enough to be unacquainted with the death penalty, we need not rely on the words of any lesser a writer than Dostoevsky himself.
BREAKING: Grassley Uncovers Bizarre Susan Rice Email to HERSELF on Secret Meeting with Comey, Yates and OBAMA on Spying on Trump
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley uncovered an unusual email former NatSec Advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice sent herself on January 20th 2017–Donald Trump’s inauguration day. Ambassador Rice appears to have used this email to document a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting between President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
from The Liberty Review
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Trump is Seeking to Defund the International Space Station
President Donald Trump’s administration wants to push the International Space Station (ISS) out of NASA’s hands and into the private sector, according to NASA documents obtained by The Washington Post. The ISS costs the federal government about $3 billion to $4 billion a year to operate, but the administration plans to cut the funding completely by 2025. The federal government has invested about $100 billion into the station, so far, according to WaPo. “The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform,” the document states, according to WaPo. “NASA will expand international and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit.”
‘Anglo-American’ Is a Common Legal and Historical Term, It Is Not a ‘Dog Whistle’
Jeff Sessions is under fire today for having used a term correctly, appropriately, and in its entirely proper context. Per CNN, Sessions told the National Sheriffs Association: “I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Sessions said in remarks at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting, adding, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
The disgusting media fawning over North Korea at the Olympics: Mike Pence is not Kim Yo-Jong
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Vice President Mike Pence is not as bad as Kim Yo-Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister. He is not the second in command of a regime presiding over a literal prison state which starves its people. Kim’s sister didn’t “win” any diplomatic battle simply by sitting behind Pence.