We Should Re-Name D.C.’s Football Team

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During my freshman year at college, there was an older guy at my fraternity everyone used to call “Heeb-heimer.”  That was a play on his real name, which was Hartheimer.  He was Jewish. I used to call him… Read More

Firing Andrew Crespo

I am watching what has to be the best cross-examination at a probable cause hearing I have ever seen. It is a new attorney from the Public Defender Service (PDS), someone I have never seen before, and he… Read More

New Lawsuit Alleging Military Rape Filed in Federal Court

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The Associated Press reported on the lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco alleging that current and former members of the U.S. military were sexually assaulted while serving: The 20 women and men filing the lawsuit… Read More

Emergency Legislation Results in Tougher Drinking-and-Driving Laws in D.C.

A new D.C. law, which took effect on August 1, 2012, has increased penalties for people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) and operating while impaired (OWI).  For example, the penalty for a… Read More

Ignition Interlock To Be Required For All DUI-Restricted Licenses in Virginia

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Beginning July 1, 2012, every person who is convicted of a drinking-and-driving offense in Virginia and who wants to drive on a restricted license will be required to install an ignition interlock device on his/her car.  Current law… Read More

U.S. Out Of Afghanistan. Now.

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We are not going to win. We are not going to stabilize the country. We are not going to win any hearts and minds. The only thing we will accomplish by remaining in this miserable, strife-ridden country is… Read More

On Sluts, Whores, and Rape in the Military

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I found out about the press conference this morning when Susan asked me for feedback on the suit she was wearing. “How come nobody from the media ever talks about the good-looking and supportive husband?” I asked her…. Read More

“A Military Brat With Daddy Issues”

Susan and Frank

There are people in this world, it turns out, who don’t like my wife.  It is not surprising that, along with the fans, her high-profile public interest and human rights cases have also attracted her share of detractors. … Read More

Why I Like Surveillance Cameras

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  A proposal to install indoor surveillance cameras at Fairfax County schools in Virginia has created quite a controversy.  With many parents still upset over harsh disciplinary practices in the schools that have led to a couple of… Read More

How Criminal Charges Can Jeopardize a Security Clearance

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  Of all the collateral consequences of a criminal arrest or conviction, one of the issues of greatest concern in the DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia area could be the effect of an arrest or conviction on a person’s security clearance. … Read More