When it was announced on Monday that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had been convicted on 24 counts of racketeering, fraud, and extortion, the New York Times failed to mention that it could have been worse — if enough hard evidence had been found to pursue the former mayor's alleged ties to a murder.
The underlying assumptions of Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget to be unveiled on Tuesday, which include repealing ObamaCare and replacing Medicare, make his promise that the federal budget will be balanced in 10 years highly suspect.
According to Friday's Labor Department report, the economy generated 236,000 new jobs in February, dropping the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent. But these number do not reflect some unsettling facts: Part-time jobs increased while full-time jobs fell, and the labor force itself continued to shrink.
Despite much speculation that huge government agency orders for billions of rounds of ammunition are deliberately designed to result in "de facto" gun control, a more reasoned response is that demand is outstripping supply and it will eventually inevitably come back into balance.
The Inspector General says a lot of money was wasted in trying to rebuild Iraq but fails to mention the real costs of war and its aftermath: the increasing risk of national bankruptcy and loss of freedom for Americans.
The headline that Detroit's financial difficulties are so severe that Michigan's governor must name an emergency financial manager to run the place obscures the renaissance that is taking place right in the center of downtown Detroit.
Ten years ago Katharine Gun leaked a secret email from the U.S. National Security Agency ordering her and others in her section at the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to spy on diplomats resisting efforts to support a UN resolution in favor of an attack on Iraq. It cost her her job and her career but nearly averted the Iraq War.
In a magnificent gesture a gun accessories manufacturer near Boulder, Colorado, has vowed to move out of the state if the legislature passes a bill restricting magazine capacities, while in the meantime initiating its "Boulder Airlift" to "bring much-needed supplies to freedom-loving residents trapped inside occupied territory."
The Maryland Senate passed Governor Martin O'Malley's signature legislation, a highly restrictive gun control bill, that may be not so much about decreasing crime and more about enhancing O'Mallley's political career.
The pushback against a national registry of law-abiding gun owners appears to be more than sufficient to kill any such legislation from being enacted, at least for the time being.