Category Archives: Ethics & Values

Forget Pay Grade, Barack

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Rick Warren asked:

“At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?” Continue reading

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Straw Men Don’t Repair the Universe

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Time was, the Albany office of the Department of Motor Vehicles lived up to its stereotype: dingy, chaotic, and staffed with ornery people — or, to be fair, people probably rendered ornery by their dingy and chaotic surroundings. Continue reading

The Quadrennial CYA Quest

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On Chris Matthews’ Sunday Gaborama, an icicle of insight:

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Sanctions Make the Law Real

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Rep. Linda Sánchez  makes a good case for it: Continue reading

Where Charlie Lives

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The New York Times turns its beam on New York’s most powerful Congressmember today. And are they packing a  SureFire C3 Centurion or what? Continue reading

Fourth Amendment: December 15, 1791 — July 9, 2008

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Damn it’s done. The Senate overwhelmingly approved neo-FISA by a vote of 69-28.

41 votes? What the??? At least our Senators voted against it.

And so the telecoms are popping the corks, and here’s my fantasy of Pelosi and Reid explaining to us why the Fourth Amendment had to go the way of the dodo:

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Nascent Captain of Industry Goes to Court

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The boy wonder is facing the judge:

Efraim E. Diveroli, the president of AEY Incorporated, who is now 22 — was expected to enter a plea today in federal court in Miami, The Associated Press reports. He faces charges of fraud and making false statements to the United States Army in the course of procuring munitions for the government.  Continue reading