Using a "truth serum" to determine whether or not the Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was sane or not at the time of the shooting is more likely to obfuscate and delay the trial rather than clarify and expedite it.

The scorn and charges of hypocrisy heaped on Mark Kelly because he purchased an AR-15 for himself while promoting restrictions on others miss the point: His arguments that somehow placing more restrictions on law-abiding citizens will keep weapons out of the hands of criminals are demonstrably false.

When it was announced on Monday that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had been convicted on 24 counts of racketeering, fraud, and extortion, the New York Times failed to mention that it could have been worse — if enough hard evidence had been found to pursue the former mayor's alleged ties to a murder.

In the aftermath of a bungled project, the Transportation Security Administration allowed airports to give security clearance to people without first doing background checks on them — and it has no idea who these people are.

The lethal link between psychiatric meds and violence — including school shootings — has been largely ignored by officials.

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