Valerie Plame, whose career as an undercover for the CIA ended when the Bush White House blew her cover in 2003, comes to the UC Irvine School of Law Feb. 17 to give a free talk about her experiences.Now going by Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, to reflect her marriage to former Ambassador Joseph C. W ... More >>
I'm not much of one for sign and portents, the stars aligning, etc., but I was struck by a certain confluence of events yesterday.
First came the news of Watergate felon E. Howard Hunt's death.
Then came the opening statements in Scooter Libby's trial.
Hunt was always irked by the fact that he was ... More >>
Well, it was quite a weekend in Washington D.C. In a previous post, Alex did a fine job of spelling out the facts in the case of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Predator). The only thing that can be added is that Foley has now headed down a familiar path-- as Josh Marshall puts it: "Ahhh, once again, the l ... More >>
It's easy enough to list the ways that George W. Bush is similar to the Pride of Yorba Linda, Richard M. Nixon. In fact, it's too easy– the obsession with secrecy, the contempt for the constitution, the wiretapping, the history of binge drinking, etc. etc.– and now I learn they have one ... More >>