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Some Great Overlooked Reads

There are several fantastic pieces out today, on fairly disparate topics, that I wanted to point out before the newswires start buzzing with more Traitorgate news and spin cycles. All of these are worthy of a thorough read and some serious discussion. Just the sort of evening fodder for this crowd.

Glenn Greenwald has a well-researched piece on the public commentary made by this Administration versus the public commentary made by government figures during the Vietnam War. It’s an eerie read.

— In the WaPo, William Arkin’s Early Warning blog continues to be an exceptional and thought-provoking read. Today’s topic on US torture policies, Condi’s European trip and the non-oversight and non-discussion before the fact is intriguing and difficult — and well worth some serious discussion.

— Also in the WaPo, David Broder has a scorching op-ed regarding what passes as ethics in the House of Representatives these days.

— For some insight on why those ethics issues may exist, take a peek at this TPM Cafe post.

— A compromise on the Patriot Act may have been reached. Jeralyn has more.

— Oh, and Tom Delay? He’s having a very bad day according to the AP.

UPDATE: Missed this one, it’s a heartbreaking report from All Things Considered (audio) via Roger Ailes blog.

UPDATE #2: Oh, and HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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