By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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A "wild" young woman in 1936 Ireland was one who didn't conform to rigid societal expectations. Just being alone in a room with a young man would subject her to gossipy suspicions about her character.
FedEx and UPS have disclosed they are targets of a federal criminal investigation related to their dealings with online pharmacies, which are at the center of an international crackdown on prescription drug abuse.
Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after he suffered a stroke in January.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
The boss of the Chicago-based Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison following his conviction last year on federal charges of racketeering and drug trafficking, in which he used murder, attempted murder, assault and extortion to protect his turf.
Jurors convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat and 16 other corruption charges.
House of Representatives Speaker John A. Boehner visited Iraq over the weekend to express U.S. commitment to the country's postwar success, despite a rancorous Washington budget debate over spending cuts.
Federal prosecutors aren't alone in wanting a retrial after the jury deadlocked on all but one count at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial.
Contrary to the outcries from leading Democrats in Congress and the self-righteous expression of shock from the husband of ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame, President Bush finally has brought some justice to the case of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. By commuting Libby's utterly unreasonable sentence but leaving his $250,000 fine and two years of probation in place, the president also has put this victimless crime into perspective.
Commuting Libby's sentence While I usually agree with the editorial opinions expressed on this page, I must take issue with this paper's position on "The Libby affair" (Editorial, Wednesday) that the commutation of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentence was the wrong thing to do.
OK. I'm glad President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of Scooter Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
One cheer, but no more than two, for George W. Bush.
I find myself in unusual company, and I am always so careful about the company I keep. Nonetheless, here I am arguing on the same side as columnist and ritualistic liberal for The Washington Post Richard Cohen, and Christopher Hitchens. At least Mr. Hitchens, a columnist for Vanity Fair and Slate, is an independent man of the left. Yet here I am on their side arguing for leniency for Vice President Richard Cheney's former chief of staff, Scooter Libby. Having been found guilty of lying under oath, he is about to be sent to prison before his appeal is considered. In fact his prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, has urged he be sent to prison immediately because of his failure to express remorse; though if he were to express remorse, what grounds would he have for an appeal? Mr. Fitzgerald is what is called a "tough" prosecutor. I would call him something else, either a failed logician or a brute.
These are the saddest of times and the worst of times for George W. Bush. His war in Iraq continues to truck south, to join the immigration "reform" legislation that took up residence at the South Pole some time ago, and now his remaining friends are urging him to be the stand-up guy Texans are always telling us they are.
"Settlement is not an option when there is no illegal activity," Fitzgerald said.
Without such a list, Fitzgerald said it's impossible to know which companies are operating illegally.