Very interesting post over at Huffington Post from Geoffrey Stone about his Review Group service, his changed view of NSA, and trust of the spy agency. Quite moving, actually. Writes Stone: From the outset, I approached my responsibilities as a member of
In response to something I wrote in January, I received a letter last week, postmarked January 30. Well played, U.S. Postal Service. It's like many I've received over the years when the writer doesn't like an article or blog post...
We do not know the details, but the plan to storm the Ukrainian parliament seems like a close parallel to the burning of the Reichstag. Hitler used this incident to crack down on and destroy the German Communist Party. Similarly, Putin could use images of young thugs occupying the parliament to convince the world that poor Ukraine is out of control. It needs Russian help and a new constitution if it is to survive.
When the initial shock of last week’s corruption and gunrunning charges against state Sen. Leland Yee wore off a bit, politicians and pundits began talking and writing about the larger meaning, if any – especially since Yee is the third Democratic senator this year to face criminal charges.