Roosting Chickens & Petard-Hoisting: Bush Immigration Rule Struck Down

Practically the first thing Republicans did when they took over in ’94 was pass a bill requiring a cost-benefit analysis be applied to any rule or regulation made by any govt agency to show how the rule might harm business. It demanded that all rules be subject to simple $ valuations, and if the rule...

A Particularly Unhappy Anniversery

I think it fitting that my recent interview with Category 5 coauthor Judith Howard occured this week as we settle down to reflect upon the 2nd anniversary of a particularly grim event in our nation’s recent history. I would like to give pause for a few moments as we look back at that terrible time, a...

Turncoat Joe, AG?

Most rumor mills turning right about now seem to pin the AG tail on the Michael Chertoff donkey as we patiently await the official announcement of which croney… er… highly qualified individual the president will tap as Alberto Gonzales’ replacement. However, Cliff Schecter’s got...

Cronies

At some point, you’re really only left with just getting sick at the whole damn thing. Now pay attention, there will be a test a little later on. It begins with the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. As he packs his things and leaves, he will be succeeded temporarily by the ultra...

Vetting Michael Chertoff

As mentioned earlier today, there are more than a few rumors going around that Michael Chertoff will be tapped to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General. And just earlier today I made a call for the members of the Senate to vet and weigh his announcement, should it come to fruition, very carefully....