John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, both former attorneys general for Utah, were arrested today for a host of corruption charges ranging from accepting bribes to witness tampering.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is now an immigration activist after publicly revealing he's an undocumented immigrant to the United States, was detained and arrested while trying to board a flight in McAllen, Texas.
- A car bomb has killed dozens (estimates range from 40 to 89) in Afghanistan, the deadliest attack in the country this year.
- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said today the Fed will keep its monetary policy "loose" until the effects of the financial crisis are completely gone. So two more years and we can declare our own "lost decade"?
- The Fed also warned of bubbles in social media and biotech stocks, causing some to drop in share price.
- Passersby smashed in the windows of a hot Jeep in a parking lot in Houston and freed two small children who had been left locked inside while the mother got her hair done. After they confronted the mom, she apologized, and nobody called the police and nobody was arrested.
American Thinker says its claims about Dominion Voting Systems were "completely false."
The mom got the kid back, but not the car.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
A comparison of Texas and California suggests that legal edicts matter less than The New York Times thinks.