. . . righteous takedown of the Houston Chronicle for journalistic malpractice in its coverage of Rick Perry's legal triumph yesterday.
The Travis County district attorney's had charged that Mr. Perry, as governor, abused his power when he threatened to veto funds for, yes, the Travis County district attorney's office.
The highest Texas criminal appeals court ruled yesterday that the charge violates separation of powers under the Texas Constitution.
The Chronicle reports the decision in a story notable for its bitter tone, its elementary and unjustifiable failure to report the legal basis of the ruling high in the story, its overloading the story with nasty quotations from the losers in the Travis County district attorney's office, from the judicial dissents, and from bystanders who share the newspaper's disdain for Mr. Perry. Tune in later. Maybe tomorrow.
To tide you over, consider this ugly piece of work from a color story this morning about . . .
THE RULE OF LAW has, at best, a 5-4 majority in the United States Supreme Court -- one vote away from complete surrender on the bedrock liberal (in the classic sense) principle. This was the vote in Tuesday's important order . . .
THE SEARCH for the originating spark of creation lies at the center of the human experiment, in just about every facet of study, whether called religion, philosophy, science, or art. It sits at the heart . . .