DOJ’s Inspector General Packs It In

The National Law Journal [subscription required] reports that DOJ’s longtime Inspector General, Glenn Fine, is stepping down. Mr. Fine was appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 … just in time to be the internal investigator of the Bush Justice Department. For whatever reason, President Bush kept him in place throughout his (Bush’s) tenure. Now, President Obama and Attorney General Holder will replace him.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More