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Offer praise judiciously

Consider Justice Antonin Scalia's biases and opinions before honoring jurist The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia raises the distinct possibility, bordering on certainty, that his admirers soon will propose honoring the conservative legal icon by naming...

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Having it both ways

Clinton has a tendency to want all sides of an issue to work in her favor Recently resurrected controversy over Hillary Clinton's 1975 legal defense of a rape suspect is but one volley of distant thunder that will steadily intensify and dominate the debate through...

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Shrinking the right to privacy

Your privacy, and the expectation that it is secure, took a massive hit April 29. It came from state and federal prosecutors arguing Riley v. California before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the Riley case, California's solicitor general and a deputy U.S. solicitor...

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A bigger Comcast isn’t better for consumers

Proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable will change the competitive landscape The moment Comcast, the nation's biggest cable company, announced it would buy Time Warner Cable, the second largest, an army of lawyers and PR operatives fanned out to tell cable subscribers...

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Scandals along the Hudson

Both Chris Christie and Eliot Spitzer signaled political opponents were enemies to be punished While the nation follows the unfolding Chris Christie scandal, one group —the executive staff that served former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer — is watching with heightened...

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Commentary: Timing is everything, even in elections

Looking to make a political comeback, Eliot Spitzer chose the wrong race and the wrong time On Sept. 10, Eliot Spitzer, one of the most powerful state attorney generals in memory, whose name once frequently came up when talk turned to potential presidents, lost the...

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How rich is too rich?

America's economic divide grows at an alarming pace The advice that "you can never be too rich or too thin" attributed to Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor, for whose love King Edward VIII gave up his throne, seems to resonate with some very wealthy...

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Priceless Cover

Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/ MasterCard Bank Cartel

Journal of Plague Year cover

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider’s Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer’s Short and Tragic Reign