People use the phrase ‘the fog of war,’ but this is a case that seems to be the fog of law.
Eugene Fidell military law researcher/lecturer, Yale University
I don’t know if this dissertation is any good, but if I could choose to make any impact at all, I’d like to see more legal scholars use the term “foggy doctrine” once it’s published. Foggy doctrine.
This is so one-sided it can hardly be considered a “conversation,” but I thought it was worth posting since it might provoke some discussion.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, The Des Moines Register announced it was endorsing Mitt Romney for president. This surprised a lot of folks, and outraged some, in part because the Register hadn’t endorsed a Republican in 40 years or so.
I grew up in Iowa and recently moved back. My folks still live here. It is, as you probably know, a swing state.
The following conversation, had via text message right before the start of the baseball game Sunday night, has been edited a little for clarity purposes (spelling):
This confidential cable to RFK from the State Department is just one of almost 3,000 pages of records released to the public this week.
"These guys … know how to control their emotions…"
- Buster Posey, talking about his teammates as they uncork in the locker room after winning their division series.
Fourth Estate, July 22, 1905.
An earlier version misstated the term Mr. Vidal called William F. Buckley Jr. in a television appearance during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It was crypto-Nazi, not crypto-fascist. It also described incorrectly Mr. Vidal’s connection with former Vice President Al Gore. Although Mr. Vidal frequently referred jokingly to Mr. Gore as his cousin, they were not related. And Mr. Vidal’s relationship with his longtime live-in companion, Howard Austen, was also described incorrectly. According to Mr. Vidal’s memoir “Palimpsest,” they had sex the night they met, but did not sleep together after they began living together. It was not true that they never had sex.