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Iran can buy a lot of terror with $100 billion

July 26, 2015  •  The Boston Globe

As a US senator and a candidate for president a decade ago, John Kerry couldn't bring himself to worry overmuch about Islamic terrorism. Today, as a secretary of state trying to sell a nuclear accord that would lift economic sanctions from the world's leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, he still can't.

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Planned Parenthood videos should appall even pro-choice advocates

July 22, 2015  •  The Boston Globe

IT'S NOT often that a business-lunch conversation becomes a viral YouTube video. But then, it's not often that a top Planned Parenthood official is recorded discussing, over a leisurely lunch of salad and red wine, the business of selling fetal organs harvested from aborted babies.

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A Nobel prize for an ignoble deal?

July 19, 2015  •  The Boston Globe

MOMENTS AFTER it was announced that the United States and its allies had reached a nuclear deal with Iran, the drums began beating for a Nobel Peace Prize. Carl Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister, tweeted happily: "I think the work of the Nobel Committee ... this year just got much easier." On Wednesday, a director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, an influential think tank with ties to the Nobel organization, recommended that the 2016 prize be awarded to Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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Life without parole is no substitute for death

July 16, 2015  •  The Boston Globe

AN ARGUMENT regularly advanced by opponents of the death penalty is that incapacitation doesn't require execution. Life imprisonment without parole is sufficient, they say: Put the most dangerous murderers behind bars and keep them there forever.

But "lock 'em up and throw away the key" is a delusion. Life without parole is no replacement for the death penalty when it comes to protecting innocent lives.

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The Confederate flag is anti-American

July 12, 2015  •  The Boston Globe

IN 1865, THE Confederate battle flag was defeated.

Early Thursday morning, by an overwhelming vote in the South Carolina House, it was finally discredited.

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