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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Law & Order actor works for Libby’s defense fund

By RICHARD POWELSON

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, best known now as the district attorney on NBC’s popular Law & Order drama series, is working with the legal defense fund trying to raise $5 million or more to aid the indicted former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

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Without a paper trail, you ain’t nobody

“Papers, papers, you must show your papers.” “You have no papers? You’re under arrest.” The scene always seems to take place in some country that features busy bazaars with lots of unshaven guys trying to make deals and the police using high-pitched whistles to signal that someone is trying to get away. I think Humphrey Bogart might have been in the scene at least once.

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Law & Order actor comes to Libby’s defense

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, best known now as the district attorney on NBC’s popular Law & Order drama series, is working with the legal defense fund trying to raise $5 million or more to aid the indicted former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

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White House blocked briefing on NSA spying

A top intelligence official was prepared to brief the House of Representatives intelligence committee about President George W. Bush’s domestic spying program last December but was stopped by White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, a leading House Democrat said on Tuesday.

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The gulag named Guantanamo

By PAUL C. CAMPOS

This is the story of a man without a name. For the past four years he has been a prisoner of the United States government; yet if our leaders had their way, the fact he even exists would remain unknown to anyone but themselves. According to the administration, this man is a terrorist, and therefore deciding whether to imprison him indefinitely without trial is the sole and unreviewable prerogative of the president.

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In the end, it’s racism

By DALE McFEATTERS

The objections to Dubai Ports World’s taking over the contracts to manage operations at six U.S. ports boil down to two: It is Arab-owned, and it is based in the Mideast.

DP World is owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates, and it acquired the port-management contracts for New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans last week when it bought a British-based firm with a wonderfully 19th-century name: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.

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Changing the tone of Washington

By MARTIN SCHRAM

Washington is all about tone these days. The tone is all about name-calling. And today, here in our Department of Think Big But Start Small punditry, we are proposing one way of changing the tone — for one day.

We will be proposing that Washington adopt a National Change the Tone Day.

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