One Minute from Abno...

Early in the presidential campaign, Bush and his entourage were in New York City for a speech and bus tour.  A reporter for a major daily newspaper, who arrived late because of airline delays, was without a schedule and logistical information for the subsequent day’s events.  “I guess I got...

A No Fly Guy- Publis...

I made it a point to arrive very early at the airport.  My reservation was confirmed before I left home.  I went to the electronic kiosk and punched in my confirmation number to print out my boarding pass and luggage tags.  Another error message appeared, “Please see agent.” I did.  She took...

Conspiracy Democracy...

Patrick Fitzgerald has before him the most important criminal case in American history.  Watergate, by comparison, was a random burglary in an age of innocence.  The investigator’s prosecutorial authority in this present case is not constrained by any regulation.  If he finds a thread...

The Man with the Pla...

Rove, President Bush’s Uber-strategist, plays a game no one else knows.  Thus, he and his candidates are the only ones who can win.  In the summer, when it was clear that George W. Bush had animated the left the way Bill Clinton had vivified the right, pundits began to wonder how Rove might...

Rove – For the...

And in Rove’s case, it is likely to get uglier. “Bush’s Brain” has been operating as if he were out of danger in the federal investigation of the leaking of an undercover CIA agent’s name.  He is not.  In fact, stoic prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald may have...