Better Angels

"...all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." ---Abraham Lincoln, First Innaugural Address

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Bashing Trial Lawyers

If you, like I, were wondering why the Right keeps harping on John Edwards being a trial lawyer, as though it were akin to being the guy who takes the lame horses behind the barn to shoot them, wonder no more: The Commonweal Institute has issued a report titled "The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Tort Law" and it will answer all of your questions. Like, for example: What could Richard Mellon Scaife possibly have to do with this nonsense?
Or: What has Grover Norquist stuck his nose into this time?
Or, perhaps, this stumper: How did Ken Lay and the tort reform movement help George W. Bush win the governership of Texas?
Every time I start to think I am turning into a total tin-foil hat conspiracy nut, I go and find some evidence that it's all true.