Stories by Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith is a former attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. subscribe to Christy Hardin Smith's feed

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Reversing this internal mindset of "ends justifies the means" will not be easy after years of it being shoved into place.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

"Over the past 12 months, the number of unemployed persons has grown by about 5.3 million."

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

This infuriates me. And not just because I have a pre-existing condition that would likely have me on the "insurance blacklist."

Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

This is awesome news.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

On the off chance that the media and Congress have no clue what to scrutinize, here are some basics.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Ohhhh snap!

Posted on: Feb 11, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

It's a shame when avarice overcomes basic decency.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Now is the winter of our economic discontent.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2009, Source: Firedoglake

Democratic leadership in the House has vowed to push forward with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Think Santa's just a jolly old elf who brings great gifts and cheer? Think again. (Happy Holidays!)

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

So long, and thanks for all the tinfoil.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Stan Greenberg’s focus group were "audibly snickering" at John McCain’s grimaces, eye-bulging, and repeated references to "Joe the Plumber."

Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Looks like CBS' undecideds poll</a> agrees: Biden -- 46%, Palin 21%.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Both campaigns have been trying to the attention of female viewers -- during talk shows, soap operas, you name it.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Republicans mocked some of the hardest workers in America last night.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The more things change, the more they expose McSame.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Hamdan was acquitted on the more serious charge of conspiracy, which is a blow to the Bush Administration.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

"Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq."

Posted on: Jul 7, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Use this simple tool to make your voice heard.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Joint report finds massive political interference, misconduct, destruction of DOJ records.