Department Of Justice Scandal Spotlights Pat Robertson Law School
Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe. He’s been writing about a Christian law school, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, whose graduates have become influential in the Justice Department. One of those Regent University graduates is Monica Goodling, former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Remembering the Rev. Jerry Falwell
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder and pastor of Lynchburg, Va.’s Thomas Road Baptist Church and an outspoken leader of the Religious right, died yesterday at age 73; we remember him with an interview recorded in the early days of Fresh Air’s national broadcast. In 1979, Falwell founded a movement he called the Moral Majority and helped return the Republican Party to power with the election of President Ronald Reagan. Falwell also founded Liberty University, an evangelical institution believed to be the largest of its kind. Rebroadcast from March 14, 1986.
Don DeLillo’s ‘Falling Man’
Ever since word got out that Don DeLillo was working on a novel about September 11th, anticipation has been building. After all, DeLillo has claimed plots and conspiracies as his literary subject. Book critic Maureen Corrigan has a review of DeLillo’s new novel, Falling Man.
RELATED: “On the night of March 10, 2004, as Attorney General John D. Ashcroft lay ill in an intensive-care unit, his deputy, James B. Comey, received an urgent call. White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and President Bush‘s chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., were on their way to the hospital to persuade Ashcroft to reauthorize Bush’s domestic surveillance program, which the Justice Department had just determined was illegal.” [via THE WASHINGTON POST]
RELATED: “The American people deserve an Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of our country, whose honesty and capability are beyond question. Attorney General Gonzales can no longer meet this standard. He has failed this country. He has lost the moral authority to lead. Comey?s testimony yesterday brings to light the latest episode in a series of questionable actions by Attorney General Gonzales. It is another part of a pattern of flawed decision making by the Attorney General. America is a nation of laws. In the interest of the American people, Alberto Gonzales should resign now.” — Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. [via ABC News]