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Jerry Lewis Packing Heat In Vegas

Jerry Lewis was stopped in the Las Vegas airport last week after airport screeners found a handgun in his luggage.
Reuters tells us the octogenarian funnyman was on his way to a one-night only, one-man performance in Mount Pleasant, Michigan when folks at the airport found the unload .22 pistol in his bag.
Seeing as how carrying [...]

Same Story, Different Details

This is kind of a sad one (2).
The remains of Hedviga Golik were found last month in her apartment in Croatia. According to reports she had made herself a cup of tea, sat down in her armchair to watch some tv, and must have passed away.
Having been born in 1924, there is nothign too surprising [...]

What does it take to get a President impeached?

(The following comment, in response to Another Test for Habeas Corpus received 80 reader recommendations and was an editors’ selection on the NYTimes online today):
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend [...]

Ripped from the Headlines

Striking Law & Order writers are going to have a lot of headlines to rip from when they eventually return to work (assuming this strike does not mark the end of scripted television).
I came across this article in my favorite Reuters section, Oddly Enough. I could already see it forming as the plot of [...]

As good as journalism gets

Watch this. The Washington Post and 60 Minutes reveal that 30 years of FBI science in “bullet lead analysis” was junk all along. And that when the FBI found out, the bureau did nothing to let convicted felons know that they might have cause for appeal. Because of the story, now they will. One man [...]

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