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Category: National Security

After Tom DeLay: The Corruption Eruption Continues

by WS Editors | Feb 1, 2006 | Media, National Security

At the beginning of January, Representative Tom DeLay (R-TX) announced that he would not attempt to return to his post as House majority leader. After being indicted by a Texas grand jury on money-laundering charges, DeLay had initially said he was stepping down only temporarily. Apparently his simultaneous involvement in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal […]

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DeLaying the Inevitable | Abramoff Rolls Over | The Real Sam Alito

by WS Editors | Jan 15, 2006 | Legal Affairs, National Security

Recessitation—Members of the House of Representatives quickly got out of town on December 19. And they aren’t coming back until January 31. Why the month and a half paid vacation? Two words: Tom DeLay. After “The Hammer” stepped down as House majority leader last September upon his indictment in Texas, House leaders named only a […]

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The New Bush Doctrine: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—Just Do It

by WS Editors | Jan 15, 2006 | Media, National Security

In a 1977 interview with David Frost, Richard Nixon made a comment that became seared in the American psyche as a perfect example of how a president must not treat the office. Frost asked Nixon if he believed a president is entitled to act illegally if he believes it is in the best interest of the nation. […]

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The Politics (and Profits) of Information: The 9/11 Commission One Year Later

by WS Editors | Nov 1, 2005 | Media, National Security

The commission that investigated the events of 9/11 has been highly praised and sharply criticized, but one aspect of its task has virtually escaped notice: its responsibility to leave behind a complete, lasting, and easily accessible public record of its investigation. For all the good work that the panel did, some of its decisions have […]

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Cronyism Is Sinking the Ship of State

by Margie Burns | Oct 15, 2005 | Foreign Policy, National Security

With his nomination of Harriet Miers to be a Justice of the Supreme Court, George W. Bush has demonstrated once again that he is running a patronage operation in the White House. For high-level jobs with our government, only close friends or fellow ideologues need apply. The result of this mindless favoritism has been a […]

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