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Updated at 10:41 AM

Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.According to a July 24 CNN report, witness accounts said “Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution,” while reporter Troy Hayden described his last breaths like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”But a relative of the victims had a different opinion.

Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 5:00 AM

That’s the title of a song by the Shins. It’s an alright song, it’s the sentiment that sticks with you. Creepiness, if I had to stop and really think about the definition, is when someone is acting as though they care with no...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public...

Posted Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

That saying – hey, man, that’s not my cup of tea – is structured so that it seems like everyone likes tea but needs to find their own blend. I’m sure someone out there doesn’t like tea. Maybe they want a cup of...

Posted Jul 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Ahoy! from The Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce …This week is setting sail with our second annual Vintage Voyage!

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Many of those who oppose gay marriage couch their arguments in the idea that marriage is for procreation. Point out that millions of married couples — gay and straight alike — who want children cannot create them, and most of them will invariably...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Thanks to Rick Santorum, the Kansas governor’s race took a very theatrical turn.

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

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