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Archive for May, 2010

Myra MacPherson: Blumenthal, ‘Joining Up’ — for Safety

In all the media hoopla about Richard Blumenthal’s Vietnam military record, a major issue has been ignored. Democrat Blumenthal, Connecticut’s attorney general now running for the U.S. Senate, has been in the hot seat ever since the New York Times reported he erroneously stated that he had served in Vietnam. Among other speechifying moments he [...]

Dan Froomkin: Fraud, From Top To Bottom – But Especially Top

In an interview with’s John Hanrahan last October, University of Texas economist James Galbraith argued that the press has paid too little attention to investigating the “criminal and felonious behavior” involved in the economic crash. Galbraith said the crisis “was the product of wide-scale criminal fraud,” just as was the case in the savings [...]

George Lardner Jr.: The Supreme Court, Protecting Itself from…From What, Exactly? From Protesters?

The Supreme Court has now decided to close its front doors to the public, citing security reasons. The decision reflects the unfortunate stranglehold that the national security bureaucracy has on the country, a stranglehold that protects no one and nothing beyond the billions of dollars it costs the taxpayers to endure its demands. Remember, for [...]