George Packer has a piece in the New Yorker that should have carried a tag line I’d occasionally see in business letters that always struck me as weird: “Dictated but not read.”
He’s telling us about the South, heavily reliant on W.J. Cash and the continuing delusion that the South is a monolith of angry […]
Dr. X’s post is so good I have to quote the whole thing:
What Next for Blagojevich?
Transparent clown pants filled with bugs. You think I’m kidding? No, I am not.
I hope Dr. X. has generous notions of fair use. You have to go back to Ross Barnett (or perhaps Cliff Finch?) to […]
… but then says that sitting legislators have a poor history of success in Mississippi congressional races. I’m mildly dubious that his status as a legislator is really a problem. He does have a bad case of taking-forever-to-decide about running in the past, but seems headed that way now. He’s doing a “listening tour” […]
The first use of waterboarding and other rough treatment against a prisoner from Al Qaeda was ordered by senior Central Intelligence Agency officials despite the belief of interrogators that the prisoner had already told them all he knew, according to former intelligence officials and a footnote in a newly released legal memorandum.
The escalation […]
‘You asked me once,’ said O’Brien, ‘what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.’
The door opened again. A guard came in, carrying something made of wire, a box or basket […]
Last week, I wrote about Paul Ollar, a Southhaven alderman who got tagged with a $500 fine for taking a $1350 consulting fee from a company doing business with Southaven. He’d voted to approve paying on the company’s contract, thus clearly violating the state’s pretty straightforward ethical rules.
I concluded from the newspaper […]
In a long and excellent post about torture and the Bush administration, Dan Froomkin compares a recent story in the Washington Post and the same facts reported three years ago by Ron Suskind in his book The One Percent Doctrine. The front page story in Sunday’s Washington Post
reported that “not a single significant […]
In a sudden and unexpected outburst of usefullness, Kingfish at Jackson Jambalaya has added a really nice list of links to local government databases and other resources to the top right sidebar of his webpage. Here’s his list, which I gather will be permanently afixed to the upper left corner (well, permanently until he […]
In an interesting post, Alan Lange reads the pile of motions in the DeLaughter case and notices that they present an attack on the offenses relating to the alleged bribery scheme (that is, the mail fraud and bribery counts) but not the count based on lying to the F.B.I.
He’s right, of course, and […]
YallPolitics has two WLBT stories (with quite similar content, although the second story has a bit more) that can be viewed here. Jamie Franks is onscreen in both.