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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Self-serving deals by Obama aides

Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death will overshadow and push out of the headlines a very important story of which Americans should take note. A stationary nimbus of self-dealing hangs over one of President Obama’s key staffers, exposed this week by the Associated Press.

According to the AP, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod’s former Chicago public relations firm is one of two that have profited mightily from the Obama administration’s health care reform effort. I know, I know, Axelrod has sold his interest in the firm he created. He’s gone to great lengths to distance himself from it, but his son works there and as a founding partner there are ties that no matter what he does, can ever be erased.

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When lawyers jail other lawyers

During the 1990s, most of us thought we were living in a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity. We even spent the "peace dividend" — cutting resources for intelligence and the military. The Cold War was over. We had no enemies worth worrying about. That was the accepted narrative of that giddy era.

The fact that Americans were being attacked with regularity by Islamist terrorists — for example in New York City in 1993, at Khobar Towers in 1996, at two of our embassies in Africa in 1998, off the coast of Yemen in 2000 — did not lead most politicians to conclude there was a crisis that needed to be addressed. As a result, the catastrophic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, came as a shock and a surprise.

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Lawyers: The death of health care reform

This column is about the health-care debate, but first we must take a little diversionary walk — because the weather is still fine and a nice walk is a healthy activity — down to our lawyer’s office.

As it happens, the lawyer occupies a special place of disrepute in the chronicle of unloved professions. Why, lawyers enjoy even less social standing than other public scoundrels such as journalists.

Of course, lawyers have always been an unloved lot. More than four centuries ago, William Shakespeare gave a rebellious character named Dick the Butcher the famous line: "The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers."

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One last trip to Boston for Teddy

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s body will travel more than 70 miles from his Cape Cod home to Boston to lie in repose in a presidential library he helped develop in tribute to one of his slain brothers.

Family members will attend a private Mass at Kennedy’s Hyannis Port compound at noon Thursday, and the motorcade is scheduled to leave around an hour later. It will pass sites that were significant to the senator on the way to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where his body will lie in repose until Friday, a Senate office statement said.

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