23 March 2002

Ashcroft Sings

John Ashcroft, reportedly is having his employees at the Justice Department sing along with him his patriotic songs. Mr Ashcroft, a devout Christian and a grittily determined singer, went public with one of his works (RealPlayer) last month, when he surprised an audience at a North Carolina seminary with a rendition of Let the Eagle Soar, a tribute to America's virtues, which continues: "Like she's never soared before, from rocky coast to golden shore, let the mighty eagle soar," and so on for four minutes.

Workers at the department of justice have become accustomed to his daily prayer meetings, but some are now drawing the line at having to sing patriotic songs penned by their idiosyncratic boss. Mr Ashcroft's staff are complaining that printed versions of the song are being distributed at meetings so that they will be able to join in.

Isn't there a "separation of Church and State" issue here?

16 March 2002

Penalty Was Steep For A Missile Defense Whistle Blower

Telling the truth will have you blacklisted. At least if you work on missle defense systems for TRW. That is the case of Nira Schwartz and the U.S. government vs. TRW and Boeing.
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