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If Pistorius Is Telling Truth, He's Still a 'Dangerous Killer'

William Saletan: Actions begin to make sense when you consider he's violent, paranoid

(Newser) - So many parts of Oscar Pistorius' story of what happened the night he shot Reeva Steenkamp defy rational explanation that it's tough to give him the benefit of the doubt, writes William Saletan at Slate . (For one thing, Pistorius assumes it's a burglar in his high-security apartment, instead... More »

5 Stupid Arguments Against Letting Women Fight

William Saletan takes on former officer's main points

(Newser) - Ever since the Pentagon decided to allow women in combat , opponents of the move have been coming out of the woodwork. One of the foremost naysayers: Jerry Boykin, executive VP of the Family Research Council and a former Army lieutenant general. He's been on Fox , written for CNN and... More »

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