There is (justifiably) much talk in the blogosphere these days about how the firing fiasco scandal is effecting the “image” of the Department of Justice. But there’s really more to this than partisan political shenanigans. (Again, I don’t mean to downplay the importance of it; I’m just trying to talk about a bigger overall issue.)

Michael

Too often the phrase “splitting the baby” is equated with justice. And sometimes the arbiters of justice in our modern world (judges) believe that giving something to both parties involved in a dispute is the wise and fair thing to do, after all, that’s the Wisdom of Solomon, isn’t it? Well, let’s see…

Two women having recently

OK. I guess we all were – at least those who are Web 2.0 participants – which includes commenting on blogs (**hint hint**), even if you don’t have one of your own. From the article:

It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It’s about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and

Voluntary Intoxication is not a defense to any crime in Texas (nor probably anywhere else). And we often see that it’s not a defense in the court of public opinion either. Anytime the media reports that a defendant is trying to blame, excuse or even mitigate his criminal behavior sue to alcohol or alcoholism, we see a

Also known as “Your Tax Dollars at Work”, Austin, Texas’ own KEYE news reports on the latest and greatest of Sting Operations out of Dallas:

 

Since January, arrests in sting operations featuring female officers posing as prostitutes are up 300 percent citywide. In the first nine months of 2005, there were about 141 arrests