Butler County Times Gazette

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Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.The spate of police shootings, the media hype over DNA exonerations and the growing support for legalized marijuana have seemed to generate the sympathy of the media, if not the public at large.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 7:46 AM

We don't need 16 candidates in a primary

Posted Aug 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM

A look at our past

Posted Aug 25, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Don't expect it to change

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Presidential primaries are weird contests. The 2016 Republican primary is no different.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Did you know that hitting like on your Facebook page could land you in jail? A Pennsylvania man may soon find out.

Posted Aug 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Two distinct realities and processes that follow death

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

Facts have no bias.However, in politics it seems that what someone believes carries far more weight than facts.There are many things people are capable of believing despite remarkable evidence to the contrary.Here are a few:

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director, and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming, the latest novel in the series featuring lethal British agent James Bond. Their 1957...

Posted Aug 18, 2015 at 8:45 AM

A look at our past

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