Susan Estrich

09/11/2014 - 2:47pm

    As if beheadings were not terrifying enough, as if the spread of extremism and hatred were not unsettling enough, as if the kidnapping of young girls were not horrifying enough, the world now faces another crisis requiring that countries barely able to provide anything approaching minimal medical care in...

08/14/2014 - 6:42pm

    When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought -- for a moment -- "but he had everything." As if suicide is a "choice."

    I say "even I" because I know better. My mother was seriously depressed...

08/10/2014 - 7:37pm

    That is how one unnamed official described the military option in Iraq, last Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

    Of course, the war in Iraq is supposed to be over. It was called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" until its name was changed in 2010 to "Operation New Dawn....

08/10/2014 - 7:28pm

    "I'm just saying, you know, if I were Osama Bin Laden -- he's a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent...

08/07/2014 - 2:52pm

    On Thursday night, July 24, Xinran Ji was walking home from his study group meeting, four blocks from USC, where he was a graduate student in engineering. According to police, four teenagers, three boys and a girl, beat 24-year-old Ji with a baseball bat and a wrench. No reason. No connection. Ji managed to...

07/31/2014 - 8:46pm

    I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty.

    As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it. The evidence that it was being administered arbitrarily and unfairly was so...

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