Tag Archives: Human Rights

Why Tyrants Love the Murdoch Scandal


When free countries overreact to transgressions by the free press, dictators grin.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=820357&f=19

NYT: Prison Hunger Strikes: Barbarous Punishment


God Bless Amerika!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=817584&f=28⊂=Contributor

Why did it take so long?


States are finally using DNA tests to establish innocence in disputed convictions… about 20 years after it became possible. Ironically Texas, with the highest execution rate in the country (which means in developed countries) is especially proud of their record in that regard. It would seem that the obvious corollary has escaped them, however.

http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/49471848