"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. But in the case of our criminal justice system, it may also be the mother of compassion.
For all the blathering nonsense that cable news networks have dumped on Americans during this brain-atrophying presidential campaign, there are only three words that mattered.
So this is how it happens.
Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity.
"If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump.
You'd think there'd have been more laughs.
My "stay-cation" came and went like a dream, as did the quiet.
The death of Janet Reno on the eve of the presidential election is particularly poignant.
You can feel the tension.
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