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Executive privilege is killing checks and balances

Executive privilege is killing checks and balances

The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has issued some subpoenas. Investigations of any significance usually include subpoenas. Whether it is a local prosecutor looking into a stolen bicycle, or a U.S. Attorney prosecuting a years-long investigation...

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A guide to whistleblowing, delivered by Frances Haugen

A guide to whistleblowing, delivered by Frances Haugen

I admittedly had not paid any attention to last month's series of stories in the Wall Street Journal about Facebook. These investigative pieces were inspired by an inside source at the company. She was anonymous at the time. The stories have since been adapted into a...

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There’s nothing like the playoffs, even in Congress

There’s nothing like the playoffs, even in Congress

I briefly considered writing about sports this week. Indiana University's football team was expected to have a great season following last year's breakout run. That hasn't happened yet. The Colts are 0-3 and in the middle of a road-game heavy stretch that doesn't...

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It is the Democrats’ turn to govern, that’s all

It is the Democrats’ turn to govern, that’s all

I am now in the step count demographic. I monitor my daily activity so regularly, I can make a pretty good guess of how many steps I've taken during the day without even looking at the app on my phone. Being able to count calories would be the real trick for me. But...

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Children, and then orphans, of the same foul spirit

Children, and then orphans, of the same foul spirit

Oh, the things people say. The chronology that leads to the most provocative quotes in history is that they begin with a feeling, which leads to some thinking, and then is organized in some carefully chosen words shared with others. Eulogies and memorial services of...

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Forming a posse: The Texas abortion law is truly Old West

Forming a posse: The Texas abortion law is truly Old West

When I was a little boy in the seventies, TV options were scarce in a way kids today struggle to imagine. The first TV I remember in our house was black and white, and while the second one was color, neither of them had a remote control. And so what if they did? There...

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