Attorney general replacements offer little hope

By Freedom Newspapers The surprise resignation — what took him so long? — of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales suggests a curious pattern in the Bush administration. A Cabinet official is seriously criticized, for reasons good and bad, and defends himself poorly. Calls proliferate for resignation or impeachment or prosecution/torture/execution, but the president stands by his […]

Can Rice bring bad news when it’s necessary?

Freedom Newspapers What many fear, with the elevation of national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to the position of secretary of state, is that President Bush has surrounded himself so completely with loyal advisers that the administration will hear never a dissenting word. With Colin Powell, who had his own special prestige, gone, the thinking goes, […]