Saddam Hussein could be hanging by his neck even as I type this. A.P. reports that a judge has ordered his execution "no later than Saturday." Despite my growing reservations about the death penalty generally, I don't have a problem with this particular example, except for the timing. I could understand if a crowd of angry Iraqis strung Saddam up around the same time they were toppling his statues. I could understand if he were executed after a series of trials, or one big trial, that laid out the depth and the breadth of his crimes. But to hang him after he was convicted of killing a mere 148 people in reaction to an assassination attempt, a crime that could be (and was) portrayed as a case of overzealous self-defense, seems anti-climactic to me.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.