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[29 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Memorial Day weekend is a time when we traditionally mourn the fallen, but that’s specific to the Honored Dead we have lost in our nation’s various wars and military service. Residents of Chicago unfortunately encountered additional reasons to mourn this weekend, though. A lot of reasons. Eight people were killed and more than two dozen others injured in a spate of violence which was even worse than the same weekend last year.

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[28 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Senator Dick Durbin whether Barack Obama’s promise to have Eric Holder look into cases of abuse that he personally approved represents a conflict of interest, but Durbin dodges that question and talks instead about the shield law proposed repeatedly over the last few years as the appropriate Congressional response to the scandal.  However, Durbin asks what exactly “freedom of the press” means in 2013, and wonders aloud whether it would include bloggers, Twitter users, and the rest of the Internet media:

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[9 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

One reason to look forward to a Republican president would have been that people might start finding stuff like this outrageous again:
The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Islamic world was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.
U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver’s license. Prosecutors agreed to drop the other four …