Certainly, we are in a hyper-partisan age. But does that mean partisans set aside every principle they ever held dear and watch democratic norms be destroyed just to protect a president from their party? Are institutional checks and balances meaningless?
By Kurtis Lee, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a […]
By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown’s death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county’s controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it. But Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t ready to join […]
By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The FBI is indeed investigating something related to the Sept. 11 case, but it’s not the release of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s commentary to The Huffington Post, a special war-court prosecutor wrote a military judge Monday. U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez added in […]