Archive for October, 2005

Libby Possible Defense Strategies

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News, The Plame Game

With the Libby indictment finally being handed down, the question now becomes … “What’s his defense ?” Libby, who resigned as soon as the indictment was handed up, was operating amid “the hectic rush of issues and events at a busy time for our government,” according to a statement released by his attorney, Joseph Tate. […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Plame, Monica, & Contra …

By Denise Best | Related entries in General Politics, In The News

The White House is in crisis again. Why do I emphasize again? With yesterday’s indictment of Vice President Cheney’s top aide, President Bush’s administration has become a textbook example of what can go wrong in a second term. Along with ineffectiveness, overreaching, intraparty rebellion, plunging public confidence and plain bad luck, scandal has now touched […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Janet Jackson’s Secret Daughter?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, Media

Okay, this one is completely off-topic, but it’s so weird (like this post about David Copperfield) I can’t ignore it. More on Janet Jackson’s secret: U.S. singer Janet Jackson and James DeBarge, who were briefly married in 1984, had a daughter together, DeBarge’s brother Young DeBarge has claimed on a radio program. Young DeBarge said […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Samuel Alito’s “Official” Blog

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Supreme Court

Heh. Samuel Alito indeed. This one is targeted at J. Michael Luttig I hear that Mike Luttig seems to be gloating a little about Little Miss Harriet’s sudden cold feet. He’s popping 21 bottles of champagne, and I’m popping his bubble. After all, Mike, when you were home drinking that champagne last night, I was […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

No More Patrick Fitzgeralds?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, The Plame Game

That’s what an op-ed piece in the Washington Post this morning is demanding. From David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey: Fitzgerald, a highly respected federal prosecutor from Chicago, was given the task of investigating whether Bush administration officials had violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by “leaking” the identity of CIA employee Valerie […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Valerie Plame, Patrick Fitzgerald and Sullivan’s Readers

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The Plame Game

I enjoy much of what Andrew Sullivan has to say on things, and his reader’s emails are oftentimes just as intriguing. I don’t know what Fitz knows. But I think he is one inch from prosecuting the leak itself – at least his public comments leave the impression that he’s pissed about it – and […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Samuel Alito: A Personal Look

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Supreme Court

Eric Muller is a law professor at UNC Law School, and the author of the Is That Legal blog. He worked with the man everybody is speculating will be the next SCOTUS nominee, and he has these thoughts to share with us. Sam Alito was the U.S. Attorney who hired me into the Appeals Division […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Karl Rove = Official A?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, The Plame Game

As most of you already know, Libby was indicted yesterday and Rove is still under investigation. Today I read a story about a senior administration official, known only as “Official A”, will most likely be called to testify in Libby’s trial. And given that Rove has said recently he first heard Valerie Plame’s name from […]

October 29th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Top Secret vs. Open Source

By Callimachus | Related entries in Ideas, Media

Which one is a better source to examine to cull classified information? The answer may surprise you. Those who swear that secrets are the only true intelligence, in contrast to mere “informationâ€Â? found through open means, would do well to consider the indistinct character of the categories of overt and covert in intelligence. Information hidden […]

October 28th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »


By Callimachus | Related entries in Media, Military, War

Minh-Duc, like the rest of us, woke up Wednesday to a fecefull of “2,000 dead,” courtesy of our anti-war … er, round-number-obsessed media. But as a Reservist who served in this war, he also connected that tragic number with another story that many newspapers buried inside, or neglected to run at all (many, but, to […]

October 28th, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »