Author Archive for Burt Cohen

Guatemalan justice, at last

February 5, 2013
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No one would have thought it possible. Prosecution in an international court would have been stunning enough. But now the amazing has happened: President Reagan's buddy, Guatemala's dictator in the early 80s, General Efrain Ríos Montt is on trial for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala itself! He is...
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New Hampshire: Is liberation in sight?

January 24, 2013
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New Hampshire: Is liberation in sight?

When at the NH state house, testifying on a bill to repeal our Stand Your Ground law, I decided to check on our old friend described in my last blog: the plaque. Since the 2001 adventure, that chunk of bronze has been sitting in a vault just off from the room where the Senate...
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A raised fist on a New Hampshire wall: How the Lincolns made the paper

October 8, 2012
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A raised fist on a New Hampshire wall: How the Lincolns made the paper

On the walls of the New Hampshire State House, there are numerous items meant to inspire visitors: a massive painting of a battle from America’s civil war, portraits of famous Granite Staters like Governor Gil Winant who, as ambassador to the court of St James, greatly helped sway American opinion toward supporting the British...
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