At the Heart of the Libby Trial

I haven’t been following the Libby trial as tightly as I should be. Here’s the main thing to know: “[Former press secretary Ari] Fleischer said the conversation happened July 7, 2003, days before Libby told investigators he was surprised to learn about the CIA operative from a reporter. That discrepancy is at the heart of […]

CBS Blocks Broadcast of Baghdad Report

CBS won’t air their correspondent Laura Logan’s report since it diverges from the official narrative of Iraq: The segment in question — “Battle for Haifa Street” — is a piece of first-rate journalism but one that appears only on the CBS News website — and has never been broadcast. It is a gritty, realistic look […]

Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez: Habeas Corpus Not in Constitution

Don’t read this if you’re eating: Responding to questions from Sen. Arlen Specter at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jan. 18, Gonzales argued that the Constitution doesn’t explicitly bestow habeas corpus rights; it merely says when the so-called Great Writ can be suspended. “There is no expressed grant of habeas in the Constitution; there’s […]

Where Penises Come From

Continuing the theme of the previous post: So I was just browsing through some fun journals (Integrative and Comparative Biology, always good for some unusual stuff) and ran across a paper with a wonderful title: “The Functional Morphology of Penile Erection: Tissue Designs for Increasing and Maintaining Stiffness.” If that kind of thing will sell […]