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A bit of reading for your weekend:

Mukasey:  Arguably Somewhat Less Craptacular Than The Last Guy For Some.  (As for waterboarding, not funny.  Nope.)

— And The Inner Circle Meets With Mukasey:  We’ll Cover Your Ass If You’ll Cover Ours.  Or “How The Federalist Society Fell Off The Federalist Wagon Into Corruptionville:  A Tale Of Power Corrupting.  Absolutely.”  (H/T to Mad Dogs)

— And speaking of waterboarding, this one is a must read.  (H/T to TeddySanFran for the link.)

Hughes:  Very Droll.

Bush:  Pull My Finger…I Dare You.

Rummy:  Bumperstick This.

Altemeyer:  Stuck In The Right Rut.

Bandar:  No More Pattycake.

Curveball:  C-plus Augustus Finds A Like-Minded Source.  Lovely.  (Juan Cole has more.)

Will To Congress:  Embrace Your Inner Constitution:

Unless and until Congress stops prattling about presidential “usurpation” of power and asserts its own, it will remain derelict regarding its duty of mutual participation in war-making. And it will merit its current marginalization.

Or else. For all of us. (H/T to twolf1 for the link.)

— And finally, two reasons that I love Jim MacDonald (or Yog, depending on how you know him…).  First, the moral high ground is earned, not taken or petulantly demanded.  And, second, some very useful, practical advice on the upcoming cold weather season for those of us who will likely see snow and ice. 

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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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