- Making News: Moussaoui Sentenced, What about Other Detainees?
Zacarias Moussaoui was officially sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole, even though the jury heard he wanted 9/11 to happen, was glad to see the innocent die and even plotted for future terrorism. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor of Slate.com and contributor to NPR's Day to Day, calls the jury's refusal to issue a death sentence "perfect justice," and explores why other detainees will never come to trial.
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Slaves and the American Revolutionary War
In 1776, George Washington said about the Royal Governor of Virginia, "If Lord Dunmore is not crushed before the spring, he will become the most dangerous man in America." That's from Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution. Its author, British historian Simon Schama, says it's no surprise that so many American slaves fight not for the patriots, but the British.
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