There’s little evidence that the death penalty deters murder. That leaves the questionable value of retribution — that erasing the monster who committed a heinous crime will bring comfort to the victims’ loved ones.
“I’ll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return … and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there,” he continued, before arguing that Trump must be “afraid” of what voters would see in his taxes.
California’s primaries are public elections, paid for with tax dollars and administered by government agencies. Why should private organizations decide who can and cannot vote in public elections?
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Nebraska’s lieutenant governor announced his resignation Tuesday morning, a day after a state judge ordered him not to contact his sister after she accused him of having anger problems and threatening her. Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who was appointed to his office by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2013, was […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times A storm featuring rare twin tornadoes tore through parts of Nebraska on Monday, leaving two dead and destroying much of the rural town of Pilger, officials said Tuesday. The storm killed a 5-year-old girl and a motorist in his car, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency told […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times At least one person was killed and 26 others were injured when tornadoes struck parts of Nebraska on Monday, according to local hospitals. Images televised by CNN showed two tornadoes moving through a predominantly rural area in Stanton County. A large tornado had caused “significant damage” near Stanton, the Weather […]
Chicago (AFP) – The controversial Keystone XL pipeline met with another hurdle Wednesday when a Nebraska judge ruled that a state law granting approval to a proposed route was unconstitutional, court records showed. The decision came as U.S. President Barack Obama was set to meet with Canadian Prime Minister at a trade summit in Mexico. […]
Los Angeles (AFP) – Crime caper “American Hustle” and 3D space spectacular “Gravity” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 10 each, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood’s most coveted honors. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” was close behind with nine nominations in a year chock full of critically acclaimed movies, leaving […]