DIGGING THROUGH THE MUCK….As fallout from Purgegate continues, Steve Benen reports that “Every suspicious indictment and investigation suddenly deserves scrutiny. And it’s getting it.” He’s got the rundown here. I’m sure the list will get even longer by next week.

Personally, I think Henry Waxman or some other enterprising committee chair might want to order up a more rigorous look at the conclusions of the Shields-Cragan study on partisan prosecutions at the local (i.e., away from prying media eyes) level. Maybe Shield and Cragan are wrong. Or maybe there’s an innocent explanation for their results. But then again, maybe not.

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