"Can you imagine the outcry from the religious right if six Christian pastors were removed from a flight because they prayed together at the gate? U.S. Airways would be deservedly out of business in a week."
* for some reason, LeeB is upset about this:
"The Pentagon's decision to boot Hudson for speaking up is as much a punishment for him as it is a warning to others in the military not to question orders, regardless of legality. This story follows reports about Hudson's fellow sailor, Lt. Commander Charles Swift, who was also "passed over" and fired after taking Guantanamo Bay case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld to the Supreme Court - and winning."* alcee hastings writes letters.
"Whistle-blowers tipped off the government to $1.3 billion worth of fraud cases over the past year, largely at hospitals or other health care providers, the Justice Department said Tuesday."
"-Federal prosecutors have asked an appeals court to reinstate a key terrorism charge against alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla, contending a judge erred in finding that it duplicated other counts in the same indictment."
"What the failure of Iraq demonstrates is not -- as Kaplan so earnestly suggests today -- that the rosy-eyed, slightly naive but well-intentioned neonconservative idealists just need to be a little more restrained in their desire to do Good in the world. It demonstrates that they are deceitful, radical and untrustworthy warmongers who led this country into the worst strategic disaster in its history and should never be trusted with anything ever again. And it equally demonstrates that starting wars with no justification and with no notion of self-defense is an idea that is as destructive as it is unjust."