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Monica Goodling

Was Alberto Gonzales Vindicated or Did Our Democracy Dodge a Bullet?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Integrity is what is needed in our top law enforcement officials, and that is what was so lacking in Alberto Gonzales. The Dannehy report as vindication? I think not.

America Is Not a Christian Nation and Evangelicals Are Not Hard Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randall Balmer

Nothing demonstrates the internal diversity of evangelicalism in America better than an important new book by Richard T. Hughes, "Christian America and the Kingdom of God."

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

Jason Linkins

Alberto Gonzales Memoir: What To Expect

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The drive to produce a book likely stems from these post-White House blues, something Gonzales seems to acknowledge.

How Nice Is It to Finally Have a Smart President?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

At Obama's press conference, the tone and thoughts on the problems facing the country were of a level we haven't seen since the Bush brood took over the White House.

John McCain as a Hood Ornament

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The New York Times has William Kristol on its opinion page, and the Wall Street Journal now has Thomas Frank. What Kristol writes could be called scho...

Justice Staffers Won't Be Prosecuted For Illegal Hiring Practices

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of ...

Bush-McCain and the Gaslighting of America

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

When the American public passively accepts Pentagon censorship of the casualties of an unnecessary war, you are witnessing a consequence of the gaslighting of America.

"What is it About George W. Bush that Makes you Want to Serve Him?"

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

That's what former Justice Department counselor Monica M. Goodling and former chief of staff D. Kyle Sampson routinely asked applicants for non-political jobs at DoJ. The question, of course, is against the law.

Ethics Panel Finds Former Alberto Gonzales Aides Broke Law In Hiring

New York Times | Eric Lichtblau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by using politics to guide their hiring decisions for a wide range of important...

DOJ: Gonzales Aides Violated Federal Law

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Justice Department officials broke the law by letting Bush administration politics dictate the hiring of prosecutors, immigr...

FAQ: The End Of An Era For Underqualified Conservatives

236.com | David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shattering our long-held belief that the Bush Justice Department was completely independent of politics, a report released on Monday (from the same Ju...

Clinton To Attend Forum At Monica Goodling's Alma Mater

The Swamp | Mark Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Messiah College, a small Christian school in Pennsylvania staging a bipartisan "Compassion Forum'' in early April - nine days before the Keystone Sta...