Former NSC Spokesman: ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover ‘Could Make Kids Feel Like Terrorism Is Cool’

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 7:20 am

Most news organizations spent yesterday giving significant attention to the latest cover of an issue of the Rolling Stone featuring a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man on trial for his involvement in the Boston bombing. The controversy did not merit the kind of attention it received, although the decision by CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Kmart to not allow the issue to be sold in the stores may because it is an act of censorship.

However, to the extent that individuals with histories in government, especially the administration of President Barack Obama, are going on cable news networks to make hysterical claims about what they think the cover might do, that is worthy of comment.

 

David Kris Resigns from DOJ

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 9:16 am

The U.S. Department of Justice just announced that Assistant Attorney General David Kris just resigned, effective March 4. No reason for his departure was given, though Kris did mention his two year tenure; that might explain the March departure, two years after he was confirmed.

McKeon’s Right: Petraeus Must Testify on Afghan Review

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 5:10 pm

House Republicans are demanding that Gen. Petraeus appear in person to testify on the Administration’s December review of policy in the war in Afghanistan, the Politico reports. According to Politico, the key reason that the Pentagon doesn’t want Petraeus to testify is that they are trying to bury the review because they have nothing good to report.

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