Senator Ted Stevens' home was searched by the FBI. Watch for fallout.
Greg Hambrick on Thomas Ravenel:
A similar Charleston case a few years back involving locals distributing cocaine to friends ended up with probation. While prison can be avoided, the political reality can’t. It’s back to the million-dollar commercial real estate market for Ravenel. Poor guy.
American Entropy's Geoff expounds on a post from FP Passport on foreign policy:
It's doubtful that much of the reported weapon systems mentioned in the deal, "which includes advanced satellite-guided bombs, upgrades to its fighters and new naval vessels," would be much use in the asymmetrical conflict currently being fought in Iraq. That said, they could be 'improvised'. The fate of untold numbers of US servicepersons may in fact be jeopardized by this deal.
To find the perfect Reaganite candidate is a futile quest. America will never again see a leader with the fortitude and integrity of George Washington. Likely we will not have another President who could face the trials of a country divided against itself, as Lincoln once did, or manage a national Depression followed by a World War, as Franklin Roosevelt was compelled to do.
Old Controller: Getting Involved is a Good Thing
Babbie takes the P&C to task for "Editors' Choices & 'Letters to the Editor' on CCSD."