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You can read all you want elsewhere about today’s indictment of Senator Ted Stevens. The only thing I want to note here is the news in the indictment that Stevens allegedly used his office to assist VECO–the firm that “oversaw a construction project in 2000 that doubled the size of Stevens’ home”–with international projects in Pakistan and Russia. But on this sad day, I do want to post a link to an old Jon Stewart interview with the senator. If forced from the Senate, Stevens and his work helping regulate the series of tubes known as the Internet will be sorely missed.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”