Posts by James R. Harrigan

Death Takes a Holiday

Death Takes a Holiday Guest Commentary

Politics is often a matter of life and death. There are constant reminders of this, from the war in Iraq to America’s abortion debate. The most telling examples, though, often pass unnoticed. Such an example is currently simmering … More>

Law and Order, Texas-Style

Law and Order, Texas-Style Guest Comentary

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the state’s stomach for capital punishment. Since 1976, Texas has executed some 387 criminals, a number nearly four times as high as the second place total. There has not traditionally been much … More>

A Series of Miracles

A Series of Miracles

On October 3, 1789 George Washington signed the first Thanksgiving Proclamation of the newly constituted American Republic. He called upon the American people to enjoy “a day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts … More>