I'm not going to say the M-word this morning. Hope you all had a great weekend. Here's your morning Sift. Oh, and Daryl Hannah is 52.
A- Carlos Miller continues to question certain aspects of a shooting that recently took place in Miami-Dade County.
B- Obalesque explains why people give to charities.
The fact is, the tax deduction makes American philanthropy viable, the envy of the world. Remove that option, which is one of many proposals currently under review as BHO and John Boner position themselves and their parties for budget negotiations, and kiss good-bye support for such philanthropic endeavors as the arts, the environment, education, and civil rights. Is this a better system, a better world, a finer outcome?C- Justice Building Blog opines on a case of prosecutorial misconduct in South Florida.
In preparation for trial, the US Attorneys office authorized the taping of phone calls by a government informant to the defense team. The prosecutors sent their informant to try and get the defense attorneys to agree to do something improper. Then, the prosecutors never disclosed their little illicit ruse until Markus discovered it on cross examination.D- The life of slash pines in the swamp...at Go Hydrology!
E- Bark Bark Woof Woof explains how Republicans have, once again, become their own worst enemy.