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Society's Theater of Violence

(11/17/04 11:00am)

On Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, the jury in the Scott Peterson murder trial reached a verdict. After less than eight hours of deliberation, the jury found Scott Peterson guilty of murder in the first degree in the death of his wife, Laci Peterson, and murder in the second degree in the death of his unborn son, Conor. In a murder mystery that lasted nearly two years, the announcement of a guilty verdict was met by the cheers of hundreds of followers of the trial who waited anxiously outside the federal courtroom in Redwood City, Calif. And across the nation, thousands more sat captivated in front of their televisions as all the major networks -- CNN, Fox News, CNBC, to name a few -- counted down the minutes until the trial's live audio feed at 4 p.m. EST.

The Real Moral Majority

(11/16/04 11:00am)

Amid a nation at war, rising healthcare costs and growing child poverty, the American electorate surprisingly cited "moral values" as the most important issue in choosing the president, trumping the economy, the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq. Of those concerned with "moral values," four-fifths voted for President Bush and the remaining fifth chose Democratic challenger John Kerry. Pundits declared that the Democratic Party's liberal values are out of touch with the heartland of America. If the American public wants a debate about moral values, so be it. The Democrats can go toe-to-toe with any opponent.

Facebook to feature file-sharing device

(11/16/04 11:00am)

The creators of have recently released a new, highly-anticipated addition to their popular college student network to Harvard and Stanford University students. Wirehog, a direct user-to-user file-sharing program, offers hope to all student file sharers who have been fearful under the shadow of the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America litigation.