Outside of the Arabian Peninsula, where in the world do you think absolute monarchies still exist?
The most interesting thing to me about the Shirley Sherrod scandal wasn't her or how she was fired because the Obama Administration was worried that her video was going to appear on Glenn Beck, even though it never did, on the day in question. Instead, what interested me most was a relatively bit player in this episode...
One respectable answer is that they don't. Many an op-ed has been written to elaborate the point, but this won't be one of them. Such answer is neither useful nor reassuring when we are speaking of our intelligence bureaucracy, which we can't do without.
Here, we have to get things right.
“The republic has no need of science or of chemistry.”