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New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who after eight years of service as attorney general was certainly the state’s most popular prosecutor since Thomas E. Dewey, has a few words to offer on Alberto Gonzales and the sad state of the Department of Justice:
“I think it is a blight upon the Department of Justice that Alberto Gonzales is still the attorney general,” Mr. Spitzer said in an interview last week.
“We are brought back to the days, the dark days of the Nixon era, where the tentacles of politics reach into the Department of Justice and threaten our core notions of what justice means,” he added.
More from Scott Horton:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Abortions per 1,000 live births in New York City:
Researchers discovered an “Obama effect”: African Americans’ performance on a verbal test improved, to equal that of white Americans, immediately after Obama’s nomination and his election.
“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”