A Inconvenient Man Dies in Russia

Suppose that during Bill Clinton's two terms as president Ken Starr, Rush Limbaugh, Anne Coulter, Newt Gingrich and five other prominent Clinton critics had all been shot and killed, in gangland-style contract hits. Suppose that Clinton had maintained a stony silence about the killings, that nobody was ever convicted of any of them, and when asked about Coulter's murder had responded by saying, in effect:  "good riddance, though it's annoying to have all this negative publicity raining down on my head." Would this give rise, perhaps, to reasonable suspicion that Clinton might have had something to do with the murders? Might it not, at least, make one think that the country would be better off without him? On Monday morning January 19th, a prominent Russian attorney (and director of the Rule of Law Institute) -- Stanislav Markelov, by name -- gave a press conference in downtown Moscow, less than a mile from Vladmir Putin's Kremlin. Markelov was speaking as the attorney...(Read Full Article)