Tackling the Opioid Crisis — Finally

Tackling the Opioid Crisis — Finally

BY DIANE DIMOND Can I get a round of applause for our United States Congress? Yes, indeedy, ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for both Democrats and Republicans! They have miraculously come together to approve one of the only major pieces of legislation set to become law this year. Amazing.  It was a rare […]

A Come-to-Jesus Moment for the U.S. Catholic Church

A Come-to-Jesus Moment for the U.S. Catholic Church

BY DIANE DIMOND Pope Francis has called for silence and prayer from those who criticize the Catholic Church’s attempts to root out and punish priests who are committing sexual abuse. But it is clear the time for silence has long passed. Priests who prey on children are criminals, not souls to be saved for the […]

Getting Away With Murder in America

Getting Away With Murder in America

BY DIANE DIMOND Turn on prime-time television any night of the week and it’s likely you’ll find a show about a cold case murder. The program will feature an intrepid detective or two who dig in and — voila! — solve the most perplexing cases. The reality, however, is very different. Statistics reveal that more […]

Pamela Smart: How Long a Prison Sentence Is Enough? 

Pamela Smart: How Long a Prison Sentence Is Enough? 

BY DIANE DIMOND A petition has been filed with the governor of New Hampshire that breathes new life into an old and very sensational case. It asks Gov. Chris Sununu to embrace this era’s evolved thinking on prison sentencing, specifically the sentence of life without parole.  A key section of the 695-page petition reads, “The […]

Beware the Con in Uniform

Beware the Con in Uniform

BY DIANE DIMOND They blend in to veterans groups and military parades, and usually sport a hat or jacket displaying the logo of a branch of the service. They tell intriguing stories about their military exploits with highly trained and super-secret special operations forces like the Navy SEALs, Green Berets or Army Rangers. Some may let you see […]

Your Privacy in This Digital World

Your Privacy in This Digital World

BY DIANE DIMOND Here we go again. Facebook critics are up in arms, outraged over the idea that their personal information might have been mishandled by the U.K.-based company Cambridge Analytica, Facebook or both. It’s as if people are surprised that digital information is shared or outright sold to other companies. Since no one pays […]

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