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CBS 60 Minutes levels charges of serious prosecutorial misconduct in the Siegelman case, the Justice Department goes mute. Calls by former state attorneys general—led by a Republican senior advisor to John McCain–for an investigation of what appears to be a politically motivated prosecution by a Republican Administration of a Democratic Governor mount. What to make of this. Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton will discuss the bombshell developments in the Siegelman case with Sam Seder, hosting today’s Randi Rhodes show, at 4 o’clock Eastern, 3 o’clock Central, 1 o’clock Pacific time, on XM radio and participating Air America stations around the country. Check for the station closest to you, here. or listen to the streaming audio here.
More from Scott Horton:
Conversation — March 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Joseph Hickman discusses his new book, The Burn Pits, which tells the story of thousands of U.S. soldiers who, after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have developed rare cancers and respiratory diseases.
The old woman’s husband, even older than she, has lived long enough. She is careful not to say this to her daughters, to her brother, to the doctors. He’s had a stroke, or something like a stroke, and at first he seemed to be recovering. Then there were intermittent bad days and setbacks and now, a few weeks in, they are all bad days: he is declining, delirious, difficult, and she is exhausted. Her mind — usually a badger den of plans, desires, and, most of all, worry — now, at night, in its rare moments of rest, tumbles into a pale white silence. She doesn’t want him to live on like this, biting the nurses like a dog that needs to be put down.
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The Finnish postal service announced it will begin mowing lawns on Tuesdays.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”