Sessions’ Doomed War on Pot

Sessions’ Doomed War on Pot

BY DIANE DIMOND So, the federal government is going to crack down on pot, is it? Really? How exactly is that going to work? There are 29 states that have legalized medicinal marijuana, eight of which have also OK’d recreational use. I’m thinking this cat is already out of the bag. There are federal laws […]

Keeping Guns Away From the Most Dangerous

Keeping Guns Away From the Most Dangerous

BY DIANE DIMOND Hooray! America has just set a new record. Want to guess what it is? Record-breaking high school math scores, you say? Nope. Maybe a record number of workers pulling themselves out of poverty, or a banner year for a decline in infectious diseases? No and no. Here’s the news: On just one […]

GOODBYE, 2017

GOODBYE, 2017

BY DIANE DIMOND Terror attacks on American soil, mass murders in church, widespread serial sexual assaults, unwarranted police shootings, continued gang activity in major cities, nationwide political schisms — 2017 news headlines were both frightening and disheartening. Will 2018 be any better? The truth is it depends on us — all of us. First, to […]

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

BY DIANE DIMOND As Veterans Day 2017 is fresh in mind, let’s do more than just thank military members for their service. Let’s all do our part to erase some of the persistent myths about our returning veterans. First, military training and exposure to combat does not create the wacko battle-scarred solider so often depicted […]

How Many Tyra Pattersons Are There?

How Many Tyra Pattersons Are There?

BY DIANE DIMOND It’s one of those criminal cases that makes you shake your head in disbelief. Within a few weeks, 42-year-old Tyra Patterson will be released from an Ohio prison after serving 23 years for a murder she is now widely believed not to have committed. She will have spent more than half her […]

Let’s Ban Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements

Let’s Ban Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements

BY DIANE DIMOND What do the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, former President Bill Clinton, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, comedian Bill Cosby and entertainer Michael Jackson have in common? They all arranged to pay out beaucoup bucks to people who accused them of […]

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