Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:15 PM ET, May 25, 2013


 Top Items: 
Jonathan Turley / Washington Post:
The rise of the fourth branch of government  —  Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro professor of public interest law at George Washington University.  —  There were times this past week when it seemed like the 19th-century Know-Nothing Party had returned to Washington.
Discussion: National Review
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
In Praise of Slow Learners  —  There's this much to be said in praise of Jonathan Turley, professor of “public interest law” at George Washington University Law School, and frequent bobblehead on cable TV shows: at least he isn't a supercilious smug-mugger like Jeffrey Toobin.
Washington Post:
The press must have the ability to ask questions  —  A FREE press in a democracy demands a delicate balance.  The First Amendment means the media must have the right to inquire without hindrance.  The government has a legitimate interest in keeping some national security information secret.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
How Prosecutors Fought to Keep Rosen's Warrant Secret
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Justice asked judge to keep Fox reporter in the dark over tracked email
Discussion: Fox News and Jammie Wearing Fools
MI5 ‘approached Woolwich suspect’  —  MI5 asked Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them, a childhood friend has said.  —  Abu Nusaybah told BBC Two's Newsnight his friend had revealed to him six months ago that the security service had been “knocking on his door”.
Woolwich attack: Michael Adebowale's mother ‘tried to prevent radicalisation’  —  The mother of a suspected Islamic terrorist who allegedly hacked a British soldier to death tried desperately to turn him away from extremism but “could not get through”, according to friends.
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Jihad Watch
Woolwich killing: universities crack down on the preachers of hate
Discussion: BBC, Telegraph and National Updates
George F. Will / Washington Post:
‘Alice in Wonderland’ coercion  —  Barack Obama, vowing to elevate Washington to the level of his fastidiousness, came from Chicago, where the political machine inoculates itself from scandals by the proliferation of them: Many scandals mean merely cursory scrutiny of most.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Globe and Mail:
Globe investigation: The Ford family's history with drug dealing  —  This investigative report reveals that:  — Another brother, Randy, was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping.  —  In the 1980s, anyone wanting to buy hashish had to know where to go.
Daily Mail:
‘Why are you standing so close to me?’:  Snooki and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie clash as they come together to reopen storm ravaged Shore  — Gov. Christie and Snooki had an angry exchange of words Friday morning at the reopening of Seaside Height's boardwalk
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Wall Street Journal:
Inside IRS Unit Under Fire  —  Office at Center of Controversy Rankled Other Groups With Its Aggressive Tactics  —  The Internal Revenue Service unit under fire for its reviews of conservative organizations has a long history of targeting groups with extra scrutiny, including foreclosure …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Hagel: Sexual assault ‘a profound betrayal’  —  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point on Saturday that sexual assaults would be a “a profound betrayal” of their oaths to the Army.  —  Hagel challenged the 2013 West Point graduates to …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Jason Dick / Roll Call:
The Macks Are Getting Divorced  —  Former Reps. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., and Connie Mack, R-Fla., are getting divorced.  —  Bono Mack and Mack served together in Congress as a married couple.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  The couple said in a joint release Friday …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
GOP: Energy high on IRS  —  GOP lawmakers home for the Memorial Day recess predict they won't have to do anything to further fan the flames over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.  —  Two weeks after the IRS's first apology on the matter, Republicans say they've only scratched …
Discussion: Politico
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Inhofe: Okla. thanks the nation for its support  —  Oklahoma will bounce back from this week's tornado just as strongly as it has from previous disasters, the state's senior senator said Saturday in this week's Republican address.  —  Sen. Jim Inhofe, on the ground in Moore, Okla. …
Discussion: CNN
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
The unflagging spirit of Moore, Okla.: 'It's about hope'
Discussion: protein wisdom
Daily Mail:
Scores of TGI Fridays among New Jersey bars accused of substituting cheap alcohol for premium brands in statewide crackdown  —  At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch.  In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.
Brent Johnson / New Jersey Online:
Rubbing alcohol as scotch? N.J. officials release details of ‘Operation Swill’
Discussion: The Week
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:15 PM ET, May 25, 2013.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 More Items: 
Daily Mail:
Two more Angels of Woolwich revealed: Mother and daughter comforted murdered soldier …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs, BBC and National Updates
Robert Gehrke / Salt Lake Tribune:
Secret recording: Mark Shurtleff offers $2 million to silence critic
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
China Tells North Korea to Return to Nuclear Talks
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
The Other Government Motors
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Michelle Nunn actively preparing for Senate campaign in Georgia