Attorney-General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as good as ordered his underlings to sometimes be unethical. In his May 10 memo to US Attorneys nationwide, he trampled on what holds prosecutors to higher standards than ordinary lawyers. Prosecutors must not only win cases, but they must also see that justice be done. Sessions pretty much said forget about that until later, putting decent-minded prosecutors in a bind.
Prosecutors have discretion to low-ball charges as justice requires, and are ethically bound to do so. Sessions says to throw the book at suspects instead. This is bad for decent-minded prosecutors and corrodes public trust in government.
Comey struggled with not wanting to appear biased as the FBI investigated Russian interference with the U.S. presidential election, and so he told the Obama administration not to accuse Russia of the DNC hackings lest they be seen as "partisan".
Comey struggled with not wanting to appear biased as the FBI investigated Russian interference with the U.S. presidential election, and so he told the Obama administration not to accuse Russia of the DNC hackings lest they be seen as “partisan”.
Tim Wolfe’s resignation demonstrates that activists can effect positive change if they are focused and determined to do so.
The parents and the church are enablers in this case through their naive belief that all is well. It’s not, and if I were in the vicinity of the Duggar clan and the parent of a small child, I wouldn’t buddy up with Josh or, frankly, his parents.
If Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy were alive at this moment, I’m convinced, at 83, he would still be in the Senate. He’d be just as passionate, committed, intelligently informed and supportive of the issues and legislation that really mattered.
Golly, gee whiz, do tell…South Carolina, among many Southern and right-wing states, simply doesn’t have the money. In short, any social program favored by progressives comes a cropper because of shortage of the green stuff.
In yet another senseless gun episode, a highly respected, accomplished and beloved professor, Raja Fayad, was shot to death on campus on the afternoon of Thursday, February 5, 2015.
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December 7, 1941, the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is not the only ” horrific event that can be characterized, as it was at the time by President Roosevelt, as “A date which will live in infamy.” Add Monday, November 24th, to that infamous roster.
Like a snake in a woodpile, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) lies dangerously in wait to be fast-tracked to International Big Boy land where giant foreign and domestic money interests will control every aspect of U.S. trade dealings with the 11 other member countries of TPP.
Republicans are itching to bring in ground troops against ISIS. The reason stems from an incessant desire to prove American superiority through military means.