Blog Archives for July 2011

The Ghost Haunters

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 27, 2011

(What the spirited duo might say, if they weren't speaking through a ghost writer.)

“Psychics” in the Casey Anthony Murder Case

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 11, 2011

In the travesty of justice that was the Casey Anthony Murder trial in Orlando, two things may have escaped the reader's notice. The first is that the O.J. Simpson jury must have moved with O.J. to Florida and made themselves available to serve at the Anthony trial. The second concerns the involvement of "psychics." Did, in fact, a "psychic" divine the location of the remains of little Caylee Anthony, who was long sought after she went missing from her Orlando, Florida, home in the summer of 2008?

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The First Grader (A Nickell-odeon Review)

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 08, 2011

An inspiring narrative of humanity—of strength, values, and triumph—The First Grader should attract humanists in droves, perhaps especially secular humanists (i.e., atheists with hearts), since its messages are entirely secular. The story is all the more relevant for being "Based on a true story."

Gay-Marriage Victory

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
July 05, 2011

I am proud that my state government has at last, on June 25, 2011, passed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, and that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo—who personally lobbied for its passage, as I voted for him to do—promptly signed it into law.

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