by Max Brantley
It is stuff like this, multiplied over and over, that leaves me anything but confident about the election results.
The commissioner of internal revenue has ordered his agency to delay collecting back taxes from Hurricane Katrina victims until after the Nov. 7 elections and the holiday season, saying he did so in part to avoid negative publicity.
And it's stuff like this that reminds me that the midterm election won't solve the biggest problem.
Vice President Cheney said this week that dunking terrorism suspects in water during questioning was a "no-brainer," prompting complaints from human rights advocates that he was endorsing the use of a controversial technique known as waterboarding on prisoners held by the United States