Category: "Current Events"

Justice Dept. to drop charges against Ted Stevens

In a remarkable turn of events, but one which has seemed somewhat likely since the original conviction of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, the Justice Department has filed a motion to drop all charges against Stevens, citing prosecutorial misconduct.… more »

Paul Harvey, radio legend, dies at 90

On Saturday, the “most listened-to man in radio", Paul Harvey, passed away. You can read my note about his life at SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title :… more »

Obama's pronunciation troubles continue

OK, it was a very tiny slip, but I can’t help mentioning it: President Obama is speaking at a press conference in Canada following his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and began his remarks by saying “It’s good to… more »

An insider's view of the Ramos and Compean commutations

A friend of mine who once worked as a Border Patrol agent was kind enough to offer the following opinion of President Bush's commutation of the unjust prison sentences given to Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. As a long time immigration law enforcement… more »

Bush commutes Ramos and Compean's sentences

Jim Pinkerton of Fox News has it exactly right: Better late than never. As one of his last official acts, President Bush commuted the unjust prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos who were convicted essentially… more »

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Mark Cuban charged with insider trading

CNBC is reporting that Mark Cuban, the bad boy owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has been charged with insider trading for a sale of shares in a company which was formerly called, a sale which apparently saved Mr. Cuban about… more »

Eliot Spitzer will not face criminal charges

Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Governor and Attorney General of New York, will not be prosecuted for his involvement with a high-dollar prostitute, now known to be Ashley Alexandra Dupre. I think that's the right decision since I think… more »

One for the good guys...Code Pink leaves Berkeley more »

Butch Cassidy is dead

Paul Newman, one of the great American actors of all time, died on Saturday. Please see the obituary I wrote of Newman at more »
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