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  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]

    If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh.
  • From death row, Ft. Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State

    The former U.S. Army psychiatrist sentenced to die for the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting that killed 13 and wounded dozens more has released a letter saying he wants to become a citizen of the militant group Islamic State, according to a letter. Nidal Malik...

    Criminal sentencing varied, hard to predict

    Criminal sentencing varied, hard to predict
    No two court cases are the same. The circumstances of crimes are never identical. And what sentence a defendant is ultimately given is determined by a number of factors, including prior criminal record, the number and weight of the charges, and the...

    Jonah Goldberg: If 'evil' doesn't apply to the Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. Other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's,"...

    The drone memos reveal only contempt

    Finally, after intense negotiation between the Obama administration and senators including drone-strike stalwart Rand Paul, the government released the much-discussed memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, which was written by David Barron when...