"Life is not so much beginnings and endings as it is middles, middles that don't measure up -- and our happiness depends on how we come to terms with the pale reflections of our dreams. (Paul D. Zimmerman, "Middles and Muddles," review of film "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Newsweek, September 27, 1971, 106)

Political Motives Behind Capital Punishment

Jfrank brennanThe lesson from the trials of the Boston Bomber and the Bali nine is that the death penalty is always political and macabre. Last week, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber was condemned to death. Read more.