The Civil Rights Commission has become the attack dog lackey of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and it will be no surprise when it issues a hysterical red-baiting screed castigating the Obama Administration.
A disturbing pattern seems to be forming in Washington: Evidence of financial wrongdoing leads to settlements with large banking institutions, but with no apparent move to indict the individuals responsible.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held another joint public hearing on anti-trust issues in farming. This hearing focused on dairy farmers, who, it's fair to say, are in a state of overwhelming crisis.
News is spreading that the Obama Administration is considering a legal challenge to Arizona's radical new immigration law, SB1070. For those of us interested in civil rights, community safety, and the rule of law, let us hope so.
Terms like "baby killer" and "murder" are the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. They contribute to an environment where someone like Scott Roeder thinks he's doing God's will by gunning down an innocent man in church.