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Thursday, January 12, 2012

This country's strange contradictions

I'm reading an article in The New Yorker about a murder trial, and the defendant was just "led from the courtroom to a suicide-prevention cell. Three days later he was sentenced to death."

Our national ironies were already on my mind. Public radio has been running stories about states paying settlements to victims of forced sterilization policies that lasted into the 1970s. And about virulent single-issue anti-abortion rights voters in these same states. 

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