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.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Firedoglake liveblogs the House debate.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Two months out, revelations about Pentagon propaganda have yielded few reforms.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

More shady lobbyist connections on the straight talk express.

Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The VA will not consider trauma from sexual assault a cause of PTSD.

Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

In endorsing Sen. Obama, John Edwards again made a plea on behalf of millions living in poverty.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Roy Blunt confirms John McCain's support for the Bush economy.

Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

In a bid to break a stalemate in the FEC appointment process, the Bush Administration will allow Hans von Spakovsky a separate vote.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

At a time when the nation was at a volatile pitch, RFK spoke to the best of who we could be.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Health industry lobbyists are raking in windfall profits this year, and we're all getting screwed.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

If there was objection to the Cheney JAG end-run, why wasn't it getting more media play?

Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Whither Donald Rumsfeld in this public discussion? And, for that matter, Dick Cheney, in all of this minion kabuki?

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The hypocrisy of the so-called "maverick" violating a law which he championed because it suits his purposes this time around is horrifying.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Anti-choice nuts infiltrate the Hollywood premiere of "Horton Hears a Who" and chant slogan at its stars and their children.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

This level of minutiae in the descriptions of the investigation suggests an FBI or USAtty's office source.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

What have we here? A smoking Bush crony in the USAtty scandal? Do tell

Posted on: Mar 6, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The white, blue-collar voters personified by the 1970s fictional television character cost Obama crucial victories on March 4th.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Sadly, this not at all a surprise considering this particular court's record on national security cases.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

A superdelegate vote is only as solid as the public opinion numbers of the moment.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

John McCain: He was against waterboarding before he was for it.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

With the Senate's failure to stand up for the rule of law today, the ball goes back to the House's court if the SSCI bill passes.