The Spooks Are Haunted

The Spooks Are Haunted

The spooks are spooked. Not by anything that foreign enemies might do to America — but by what our CIA and its political overseers did to America. By “America,” I mean the essence of our country: our ideals and the moral values we hold up as a beacon to...
Torturing Obama’s Legacy

Torturing Obama’s Legacy

An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.” Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. The Senate has just released an astonishing report...
Flashback: The Red Sox and the White House

Flashback: The Red Sox and the White House

Boston Red Sox manager Grady Little’s team was on track to beat the New York Yankees in the American League baseball playoffs when he made the decision to stick with a faltering star pitcher rather than change strategy and call in relief help. Thus he became the...
The Legacy of 9/11

The Legacy of 9/11

The 9/11 attacks comprise one of those events that you remember where you heard of it and how, like the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor was for old-timers and JFK’s assassination was for middle-timers. I had recently retired (for the first time) and was sitting...
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