Ralph Nader, independent candidate for President in 2008, came to the Drexel movie theater just outisde downtown Columbus, Ohio on September 8, 2008 to make his case for the presidency. Nader’s primary complaint: corporate control of the American economy and its corrosive effect upon politics.
It seems likely, given the suicide, that Ivins was involved in one of the very few bioterrorist attacks ever to take place, but there will never be a trial now, and so we may never know for sure. In criminal investigations, things are often not what they seem.
What’s to blame for the crimes that the hearing focused on? Is it really polygamy itself, or is some other factor more fundamentally responsible for the abuse? Absolutist religious beliefs? Rural isolation? Mixture of church and state? Authoritarian attitudes in conservative families?