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Daily Archives: January 9th, 2010

Good for you, Mrs. Robinson

If there were ever a scandal made for headline writers: The sex scandal that has transfixed Northern Ireland in recent days has a cinematic echo: a 60-year-old Mrs. Robinson who was caught in an affair with a man who was 19 at the time, and is now at the center of a scandal that threatens to bring […]

You stay classy, ICE

From the New York Times: … as the administration moves to increase oversight within [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] , the documents show how officials — some still in key positions — used their role as overseers to cover up evidence of mistreatment, deflect scrutiny by the news media or prepare exculpatory public statements after gathering […]

SCOTUS swings for the fence

The Supreme Court is poised to strike down restrictions on corporate campaign money that have been in place since Watergate. The case – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – appears to hinge on freedom of expression and whether corporations and other non-breathing entities deserve the same first amendment rights as people. At stake is the […]

Fun with Republican Jedi mind tricks