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If You Share Your DNA, Should You Expect Privacy?

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Imagine a day when hardly anyone is able to get away with murder. Think about that. If there were a way to almost guarantee a killer would be discovered and punished, wouldn't the murder rate go into freefall decline?

Frivolous thinking, you say? Well, consider the forensic crime-fighting advances that have been developed in recent years.

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Facebook needs to face facts on criminal behavior

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

Say you invented something that became so popular more than a billion people around the globe used it. Wow! You'd be famous worldwide and one of the richest people on earth.

But then, say you discovered some of your customers were criminals using your product in nefarious ways. Terrorists were using it to communicate deadly plots among ...Read more

This Impeachment Won't Work

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

This is not a column about impeaching our current president. This is a column about the impeachment process and the history of the legal route our nation is obliged to follow to oust a federal official.

In the 231 years since the U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress has seriously considered impeachment only a handful of times -- just 19, ...Read more

The supply-and-demand solution to the drug crisis

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

A famous Greek myth recounts the tale of the diabolical King Sisyphus. He was punished for his many murderous actions by being forced to roll a huge boulder up a hill. No matter what method he used, each time Sisyphus neared the top of the hill, the boulder would crash back to the ground, ensuring his punishment was eternal.

I'm reminded of the...Read more

Science and Making Babies: Buyer Beware

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

We live in a remarkably overregulated world. Yet, almost unbelievably, there are few hard-and-fast laws to protect those who want to create a baby the nontraditional way. When something goes wrong following a surrogate or in vitro arrangement, the aggrieved parties often find themselves in a murky space without a clear-cut legal leg to stand ...Read more

Romance Scams Target Lonely and Elderly

Politics, Moderate / Diane Dimond /

The woman's Facebook page reveals she is a high school graduate, fit and trim-looking and nicely dressed. She lives in small town in the southern U.S. and is a devoted Christian who loves animals. Each photograph shows her with a beaming, trusting smile. She is almost always seen standing alone, and a simple scroll down her Facebook page makes...Read more

 
 

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