Monthly Archives: December 2008

Ramsey Clark Awarded U.N. Human Rights Award 2008






Well deserved tribute for Ramsey Clark, a genuine American political hero of moral courage*: [from statement publicly released] “Ramsey Clark receives UN Human Rights Award 2008 International Action Center founder Ramsey Clark, a former US Attorney General and internationally renown human rights defender, received the respected United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human… Read More

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Update on that Insanity Defense Idea






Update on that Insanity Defense Idea –As said before (yesterday), this may well be just a joke or inflated rumor–but that notion of Illinois Gov. Blagojevich prepping an ‘insanity defense’ is still carrying on.ABC News has picked up the idea, such as it is. Both Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow cited accusations, frequent apparently, of irrationality or worse against Blagojevich on their shows last night.… Read More

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AUTOMOBILE JOB LOSSES, STATE BY STATE






AUTOMOBILE JOB LOSSES, STATE BY STATE –As accurately noted in this graphic and article at CNN.com, automobile jobs are not confined to Detroit. Look at the map of the United States, showing job losses for auto workers across the nation, and then check out some of the numbers. Btw even commentators appearing on Fox News Sunday noted that the CEOs in the financial industry were… Read More

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PROSECUTORS AND NEWSPAPERS–Assisting the Trib, dissing the Sun-Times






United States of America v. Rod Blagojevich and John Harris PROSECUTORS AND NEWSPAPERS —The arrest of Illinois Gov. Blagojevich looks to carry consequences for the two major Chicago newspapers. Charges issued thus far by the prosecution might have the effect of assisting one paper and downgrading the other.   The various individuals mentioned in the charging document used to arrest Rod Blagojevich are not named,… Read More

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WHY DID FITZGERALD ARREST THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS INSTEAD OF INDICTING HIM?






United States of America v. Rod Blagojevich and John Harris WHY DID FITZGERALD ARREST THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS INSTEAD OF INDICTING HIM?   UPDATE: CHICAGO TRIBUNE, FAVORED BY PROSECUTOR PATRICK FITZGERALD, DECLARES BANKRUPTCY Yes, obviously arresting a governor packs maximum drama, makes an incomparably bigger splash than indicting him.

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Loose Ends Include those CIA Videotapes






Loose Ends Include those CIA Videotapes —Almost exactly a year ago, GWU law professor Stephen Saltzburg testified before Congress that the explanation given by the CIA for destroying hours of videotape of torture interrogations

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Who are these searchers in Chicago? And why did Gonzales turn down the Supreme Court?






Who are these searchers in Chicago? –With people and plaster dust all over the house, papers to grade, writing to work on and the state of the nation to ponder, there are bigger issues, of course, but still it is puzzling that individuals I do not know in Chicago are ‘searching’ me out in Reunion.com.This is not recent; it started several years ago; and it… Read More

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