Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Mar17

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 17, 2017, 2:13 p.m. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for...

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On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch
Feb01

On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time, with all the flair of a reality show impresario. And this time, as Dahlia Lithwick notes – it wasn’t a mere distraction: The atrocity you witnessed Tuesday night—the president of the United States setting it up to appear as though he was summoning in two esteemed jurists for a Bachelor-style rose ceremony in prime time—isn’t...

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Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten
Jul15

Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten

I am heartsick over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. Perhaps that is proof that despite my advanced age, I am still idealistic enough to believe that our political systems can still work, that with enough work and will, we can actually realize a country that values liberty and justice for all. We still have a long way to go. I do take heart in a couple of things: My husband — who has trouble understanding how he’s...

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Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out
Mar12

Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

If we were truly equal, the fuss over Marissa Mayers’ no-telecommuting directive at Yahoo! would have been focused on the protests of ALL affected employees, instead of just the mothers. And Sheryl Sandberg would not have needed to advise young women to “Lean In” to get ahead in the workplace.

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Jeb Bush Can Lead Himself Back to Retirement
Mar08

Jeb Bush Can Lead Himself Back to Retirement

Jeb Bush has published a new book on Immigration. If you’ve heard about it at all, it’s probably from stories that say he flip-flopped on his position, or speculation that the book indicates he’s running for President in 2016. (Another President Bush? Heaven help us.)

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