"I did not have any involvement in the pardons that were granted or not granted. ..."
--Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton at her Feb. 22 news conference.
"[S]he did sit in on a meeting President Clinton had late last year with leaders of a New York Hasidic Jewish group, in which the leaders sought clemency for members of their group who are serving prison terms for fraud and embezzlement. Ultimately, President Clinton reduced the men's prison terms just before leaving office."
--John Harwood and Gary Fields, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 23.
Feb. 16, 2001: Oscar spokesman John Pavlik
Feb. 9, 2001: Lynne Cheney
Feb. 2, 2001: Bobby Thomson
Jan. 26, 2001: Denise Rich (rules for submitting whoppers explained here)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.