Stop It

Stop It From McClatchy: “Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are quietly targeting the Connecticut firefighter who’s at the center of Sotomayor’s most controversial ruling. On the eve of Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearing, her advocates have been urging journalists to scrutinize what one called the “troubled and litigious work history” of firefighter Frank Ricci.”… Read more »

Looking Backwards

Looking Backwards From the Washington Post: “Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is leaning toward appointing a criminal prosecutor to investigate whether CIA personnel tortured terrorism suspects after Sept. 11, 2001, setting the stage for a conflict with administration officials who would prefer the issues remain in the past, according to three sources familiar with… Read more »

The Highly Selective Dignity Code

The Highly Selective Dignity Code Following up on Steve’s earlier post about this, um, remarkable statement by David Brooks: “You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my view, they’re all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They’re guaranteed to… Read more »

His Word Was Law

His Word Was Law I was out and about last night, so I didn’t get to write about the IG report (pdf). Luckily, other people covered the role of John Yoo in all this; besides Steve, publius and Anonymous Liberal are particularly good on this point. I want to focus on another bit. To set… Read more »

O, What A Tangled Web We Weave

O, What A Tangled Web We Weave From the NYT: “Senator John Ensign’s wealthy parents gave almost $100,000 to his former lover and her family, ostensibly out of concern for their welfare and as part of a “pattern of generosity,” his lawyer disclosed Thursday. A statement by his lawyer, Paul Coggins, on behalf of the… Read more »