U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott is inconsistent One reason Congress isn’t popular is because it reeks of hypocrisy, and outspoken Rep. Jim McDermott is a bit smelly. [“FBI’s bus ads taken down for terrorist depiction,” NW Wednesday, June 26.] On June 4, McDermott taunted victims of IRS profiling during a congressional hearing. Even though this profiling led…More
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Transparency is necessary Perhaps the United States military academies and current general staff should be required to take ethics lessons to brush up on the difference between telling the truth and fabricating facts. [“Guest column: Forget manhunt for Snowden, tell us more about secret courts,” Opinion, June 27.] Perhaps Congress should consider legislation canceling pensions of…More
FBI was doing its job The folks on the FBI bus signs are terrorists, Rep. Jim McDermott, and they should be treated accordingly. [“FBI’s bus ads taken down for terrorist depiction,” NW Wednesday, June 26.] That is what the FBI was attempting to do until you opened your mouth. Not one other politician complained about these…More
Don’t act surprised Those who supported and voted for the Patriot Act do not get to act surprised and outraged that it is being used [“Internet secretly tracked, too,” page one, June 7]. It was a bad bill when it was first proposed and passed, and it is still a bad idea. It should be repealed. However,…More
Law enforcement deserves round of applause for Boston Every day, it seems, we see an article or two about the “terrorists” in Boston, speculations on whether they were brainwashed and how hard the Chechens have had it and other sympathetic views [“CIA had flagged bombing suspect,” page one, April 25]. Many are worthy considerations, but where…More