Antiabortion activist Randall Terry, running for president as a Democrat, is running graphic ads about abortion in early primary states. Free-speech rules allow federal candidates to run uncensored ads.
The planned Florida Koran burning has compelled outcry from President Obama, Pakistani President Zardari, and others. Those messages appear to be muting wider Muslim reaction to the planned Koran burning.
Scott Roeder argued that killing Dr. George Tiller was necessary to prevent future abortions. A manslaughter verdict would have brought a much lesser sentence, but the jury quickly convicted him of murder – which brings a life sentence.