October 2014

Fair and Uncompromising

After learning of the death of Jo Ann Harris yesterday, I felt a great sense of loss at someone who was the definition of integrity.

A former assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division under then-Attorney General Janet Reno, Harris was not … Read More

Final Report, Conclusion

Last Thursday (Oct. 23), I explained how, after a 19-month Freedom of Information request, I obtained a copy of the only independent investigation examining allegations of misconduct in Ken Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel. Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Jo Ann Harris Read More

Final Report, Part 2

On Thursday, I explained how, after a 19-month Freedom of Information request, I obtained a copy of the only independent investigation examining allegations of misconduct in Ken Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel. Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Jo Ann Harris and her Read More

Final Report, Part 1

A Special Counsel Report, hidden for 14 years, sheds light on the ethics of Ken Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel.

On January 16, 1998, Monica Lewinsky was rushing to meet Linda Tripp at the Pentagon City shopping mall across the Potomac in Arlington, Virginia. The … Read More

Ebola

There are two ways some people have reacted to the Ebola crisis: the Chicken Little approach, or the complacent approach. Neither is helpful or effective.

“Think of this America, please think of this,” Glenn Beck told listeners. “Every time somebody new gets the Ebola virus, … Read More

The Antivax Parents

In 2009, The New York Times ran a story which renewed the debate some parents have over whether or not to allow doctors to vaccinate their children against the flu and childhood diseases.

Early Cow Pox Vaccination

This particular story concerned a vaccination for the … Read More