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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rejoice, then, because the "club" is having another meeting! To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, the John Hughes-directed film will again play in theaters on March 26 and March 31, thanks to Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and BY Experience, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The film has undergone a restoration, and the screenings will be accompanied by a short film that features comments from cast members and teen-movie directors like Diablo Cody and Amy Heckerling.

Tickets go on sale Friday, with an anniversary edition of the movie out on Blu-Ray and DVD March 10.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Attorney A.M. "Marty" Stroud III, of Shreveport, was the lead prosecutor in the December 1984 first-degree murder trial of Glenn Ford, who was sentenced to death for the Nov. 5, 1983 death of Shreveport jeweler Isadore Rozeman. Ford was released from prison March 11, 2014, after the state admitted new evidence proving Ford was not the killer. Stroud is responding to an editorial in the March 6 edition of The Times that urged the state to now give Ford justice by not fighting compensation allowed for those wrongfully convicted. read more

On the issues of the day the two parties usually attempt to one-up each other when it comes to reckless overseas intervention. Confront the Russians over Ukraine! Bomb Syria over chemical weapons! Attack ISIL insurgents threatening Mideast countries! Oust Khadafy after he made a nuclear deal with the West! Invade Iraq to "drain the swamp"! Occupy Afghanistan to bring democracy to Central Asia! Attack Serbia to redraw Balkans' borders!

Yet Uncle Sam has demonstrated that he possesses the reverse Midas Touch. Whatever he touches turns to chaos. Whenever and wherever Washington gets involved, the situation worsens. read more

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee because he is "the only one who can make America truly great again." A Trump candidacy might indeed be the one thing that can save our nation from an ominous threat on the horizon: a dull, issue-based Republican primary.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

If you are a wrongfully convicted man or woman in this country, it is extremely difficult -- if not outright impossible -- to win your case by advancing the simple argument that you are innocent. Sounds crazy, right? But it's true. The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to hold that the federal Constitution allows for so-called freestanding claims of innocence, that is, the right to be let out of prison simply because you didn't do it, without any other "technical" violation to back up your argument. In the United States, the inmate who raises a compelling case of innocence after a constitutionally proper trial may well be doomed.


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