Politics

It Takes a Chinese Village

To contribute to Clinton, that is: Following several stories about the curious contributions by Norman Hsu, a convicted felon who is now a fugitive, to Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, politicians are scrambling to unload donations they received from him, including Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand. The L.A. Times reports that Clinton is donating $23,000 she …

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Pardon My Smirk…..

President Bush commuted “Scooter” Libby’s farcical sentence and if there’s any justice, he’ll be pardoned: Nation/Politics Bush open to pardon for Libby By Jon Ward THE WASHINGTON TIMES July 4, 2007 Associated Press White House spokesman Tony Snow said yesterday that I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr., who is appealing a March verdict and 30-month sentence, may …

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Paying for “Prestige” (Updated with a Footnote)

Rosa Brooks, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times wrote the following opinion piece entitled:  “To the rest of the world, we’re cheapskates” (Guess who the “cheapskates” are) …I want to talk about the federal international affairs budget. (We columnists are a sneaky lot.) Let me tell you why you should care about the international …

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