Your Body Telegraphs Your Lies

BY DIANE DIMOND So, have you heard the stories about how to beat a polygraph test? Ever read any of the odd suggestions on the Internet? Among them: Silently count backward from 100 during the test to distract your brain, learn to control your breathing, put a tack in your shoe or bite down hard […]

No National ID!

Local political activist responds to Diane Dimond’s call for national ID EDITORIAL BY JEANINE VECCHIARELLI Last week’s column by Diane Dimond (re: National ID Cards) chilled me to the bone. Yes, we need a better system than we have now, but what Ms. Dimond suggests is truly unnerving. The biggest flaw in Ms. Dimond’s reasoning […]

Executing the Retarded?

BY DIANE DIMOND When I saw the headlines, my stomach lurched. The state of Georgia has issued an execution warrant for a retarded man? Oh, good grief, I thought, has America come to this? Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling more than a decade ago banning the execution of retarded citizens, Georgia was going to […]

Show Your Papers — But What Papers? That’s a Good Question

BY DIANE DIMOND Gentlemen, grab your wallets. Ladies, look in your billfold. See the spots there for credit cards and your driver’s license? I bet there’s room for one more card in there, right? I propose we fill it with a national ID card. Now, wait, before you decide I’m some sort of proponent for […]