How could Pakistan sentence someone to 33 years in prison for helping track down Osama bin Laden?
Bending over backward to be fair, you might reply: Well, no country likes its citizens cooperating with the secret service of another nation.
By Harold Meyerson
Special to The Washington Post
"As a group," the economist Robert Lekachman wrote in 1976, "economists are slightly more entertaining than bankers and a trifle duller than lawyers." Bankers, please note, were the dullest of all.
It's not often that a senior political figure announces an intention to behave irresponsibly and risk inflicting great harm on the U.S. economy. It's even rarer that the politician, having already behaved irresponsibly and inflicted harm on the U.S.
By Ramesh Ponnuru
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants "a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.