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The Swampby James Oliphant A federal judge Thursday refused to block the war-crimes trial of Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan and it will go forward Monday as scheduled. Hamdan will be the first detainee to go before the Pentagon's revamped military commission.......
Spin CycleCaroline Kennedy's Senate candidacy seems to be based on her name, her celebrity, and her support among some Democratic powerbrokers and non-Democrat VIPs like Bloomberg. She gives every appearance of considering substance -- where she stands -- beside...
Spin CycleAfter a week spent touching base with New York powerbrokers in her quest for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy today began answering some substantive questions to sketch out where she stands on the issues. In an item yesterday,......
Tags: Local Government, Immigration, Politics, Crimes, Migration
The Swampby Frank James Say what you will about Eartha Kitt, the American original of a performer who died at 81 on Christmas Day, she certainly knew how to disrupt a White House event. One of the best Kitt stories......
Tags: Government, Politics, Lyndon B. Johnson, New Jersey, White House
Spin CycleOne of the problems with Obama's desire to look forward on possible crimes by the Bush administration relating to torture, coercive interrogations, renditions and eavesdropping is that the people responsible don't reside in the past -- some of them......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama today is talking about the budget, federal spending and reining in the deficit. He is talking about "paying as you go.'' Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is talking about something else: The......
Tags: Values, Politics, Criminals, Health Insurance, Sports
NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him. For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
With a straight face, the Maryland governor says the sex-and-drugs scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, including the alleged corruption of 13 corrections officers, is a "positive achievement." He claims his corrections secretary, Gary Maynard,...
Tags: Government, Punishment, Politics, Prisons, Martin O'Malley
Let me start with this: If not for the absurd war on drugs — by far, the nation's longest war — we would not have had so many killings on the streets of Baltimore over the years. The United States leads the world in incarceration. Without the...
Tags: Taliban, Drug Trafficking, Afghanistan, Prisons, Organized Crime
"I don't need a history lesson, Your Excellency," the true-blue American general tells Emperor Hirohito's ex-prime minister when he lectures his inquisitor about the bloody imperialist actions of Great Britain and America, along with Japan, in the new...
Tags: Matthew Fox, Fiction, Japan, Movies, Laurence Olivier
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
SAN DIEGO — If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention. In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles...
Tags: Addiction, Substance Abuse, Parenting, Prisons, Mental Health
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