I haven't seen much about this riot in Afghanistan that started after a US military vehicle plowed into some civilian cars around Kabul. It appears the brakes failed. That's another ugly reality of the war you don't hear much about. We've been in the Middle East so much longer than expected that the equipment is failing and they can't replace fast enough.
Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen shows us how the revolving door between Captiol Hill and K Street work. He left his position in deep debt but "within weeks of leaving office, he was living in a $3.5 million McLean mansion with a swimming pool, a cabana and a carriage house," thanks to his immediately formed consultant company that advertises its "senior level relationships throughout industry and government."
Under the heading, no crime goes unrewarded.
The guy who was convicted of phone jamming in New Hampshire is out of jail and back to work strategizing for the GOP.
The WaPo takes a serious look at verified voting, noting the increasing alarm among experts at just easily the security of the Diebolds can be breached.
The first of the Abramoff related corruption trials is getting underway with a former aide to Ney who subesequently went to work for Abramoff's lobby firm testifying to the particulars of quid pro quo as practiced by our legislators.
And finally, the religious right gets ugly and begins to eat its own. You have to love how these holier than thou types think nothing of issuing death threats and otherwise intimidating the "faithful" into compliance. One major player is being harassed for muddying the ideological waters with environmental concerns. The extremists don't want anything to distract from their vendetta against gays and the unintentionally pregnant.