If the absence of soldiers seizing cable networks is the ultimate standard of meaningful democratic empowerment, we're not doing half bad.
Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell needs to explain his participation in several sordid episodes of the United States' past.
Capital punishment will be one of the defining issues of the coming year.
Christians are drifting away in their support of the death penalty.
Bush v. Gore may have superficially resolved a short-run political crisis, but it has triggered a deep intellectual crisis.
The governor issued a moratorium on executions in Illinois a year ago, after investigative-reporting students and their professor saved an innocent man from the death chamber.
We shall see very little of the charmingly simian George W. Bush—the military—Cheney, Powell et al.--will be calling the tune, and the whole nation will be on constant alert.
Abolishing the Electoral College is one way the Florida fiasco could be addressed.