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Hot on the heels of news about the closing of a voter fraud case targeting Ann Coulter following the unsolicited intervention of a senior FBI figure come reports out of North Carolina that an indictment for voting fraud has been handed down. Curiously, the U.S. attorney and the Justice Department had no interest whatsoever in battling this voter fraud case. I wonder why. It turns out that the defendant is Michael Aaron Lay, and he’s a staffer to Representative Patrick McHenry. Both are Republicans. Again, clear-cut evidence of how the Justice Department’s action or inaction turns completely on the partisan credentials of the target.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more
Number of insect fragments allowed by the FDA in a standard jar of peanut butter:
It emerged that, in trying to count her rings, marine geologists had accidentally killed a 507-year-old clam named Ming.
A resident of Chalk Level Township in Missouri discovered the bodies of three dogs packed inside dog-food bags.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”