12 Apr 2008

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Philip Shenon and “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation”

Among its many accomplishments is that it makes a narrative of bureaucratic process enormously compelling. It helps, of course, that the bureaucratic process Shenon is writing about is the production of the 9/11 Commission’s report on the first of the pair of disastrous events that seems destined to define the soon-to-be-over Bush era. But Shenon turns the bureaucratic narrative of the 9/11 Commission and its report into a compelling read also because he is an extraordinary journalistic writer. The Commission is one of the best-written books by a journalist I have ever read.

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10 Jun 2007

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco

(Welcome to FDL Book Salon, where today we are privileged to have Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco online with us to discuss The Unived States v. I. Lewis Libby. As always, please keep the discussion on point. The Salon today is being introduced by Jeff Lomonaco, an assistant professor of

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10 Jun 2007

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco

(Welcome to FDL Book Salon, where today we are privileged to have Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco online with us to discuss The Unived States v. I. Lewis Libby. As always, please keep the discussion on point. The Salon today is being introduced by Jeff Lomonaco, an assistant professor of

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04 Jun 2007

Fireworks? Or Fizzle?

You can pre-order The United States v. I. Lewis Libby here. One of the several issues that may spark fireworks and the disclosure of new information at Scooter Libby's sentencing tomorrow is the question of Valerie Plame Wilson's status as an undercover CIA officer. That she was covert in the

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30 May 2007

When Covert Means Covert

In the run-up to the sentencing of Scooter Libby next week, there are four major stories around the case, beyond the issue of the public release of letters to Judge Walton about Libby Jane discussed below: the role of Dick Cheney in directing Libby's actions during the week of July

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09 Feb 2007

Vigorous Pursuit

  [After enjoying his comments for the last few years on FDL and at Next Hurrah, we are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the front page of FDL.  Welcome, Jeff!  And a huge note of thanks for this brilliant, satirical artwork above to The Candorville Courier.  Made me laugh out loud this

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