Supreme Court nominee John Roberts didn’t disclose that he once lobbied for cosmetics makers, or mention that he’d once given a TV interview about justices’ independence. And questions about his connections with the conservative Federalist Society have lingered for weeks.
A Senate committee plans to review rules that govern who can — and cannot — be laid to rest in national cemeteries after the ashes of a convicted murderer were placed in Arlington National Cemetery.
Many political talk shows have become maddening shoutfests, where reasonable debates on public policy matters get drowned out by meaningless arguments and noise. When Novak cursed on-air last week and CNN subsequently suspended him, it was a natural next step for the talk-show species.
The controversy surrounding intelligent design theory is worth considering, if only for the light it throws on the misunderstandings that fuel the nation’s culture wars. To a certain sort of secular liberal, even discussing this subject indicates how far the country has slid toward falling into the hands of fundamentalist yahoos who despise science and reason and everything else that has saved Western Civilization from the Dark Ages.
The Sept. 11 commission will investigate a claim that U.S. defense intelligence officials identified ringleader Mohammed Atta and three other hijackers as a likely part of an al-Qaida cell more than a year before the hijackings but didn’t forward the information to law enforcement.
A state district judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss criminal felony charges of money laundering and accepting illegal political contributions against two associates of scandal-ridden U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.