April 26, 2006
Re "CIA Officer Sacked for Leaking Detention-Site Secrets to Media," April 22 I wish I could nominate former CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy for the Nobel Peace Prize for informing the American press about this administration's secret, illegal torture chambers (call them what they are). McCarthy put this country's honor, integrity and the rule of law above her own personal concerns. I found the comments by "one U.S. official" particularly heinous: "When liaison countries agree to do things with us and we can't keep that secret, that is damaging.
August 13, 2009 |
An accountant who has publicly blamed convicted financier Bernard L. Madoff for stealing her family's savings has written a book that will disclose a secret she previously withheld -- they once had an extramarital affair. Sheryl Weinstein's "Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me" will be published Aug. 25 by St. Martin's Press.
August 16, 2008
Under new Coach Rick Neuheisel, UCLA football practices are once again open to the public. It can now be told that Karl Dorrell closed practices not to keep the game plan secret, but to keep the secret that there was no game plan. Wes Wellman Santa Monica
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April 13, 1989 |
The government has smashed an attempt to smuggle over a ton of hashish to Europe, seizing a refrigerated truck stuffed with 1,440 small boxes in secret compartments, officials said Wednesday.
June 12, 2005
Re "Texas Has Big Plans for Bush Presidential Library," June 9: What's the point of having a Bush Presidential Library? Everything in it will be classified as top secret. Stephen C. Lee La Habra
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November 5, 1992
Why did I not express my outrage after your excellent reports of secret aid to Iraq? Because I felt helpless and discouraged about fighting so many "secret" activities the government did not want me to know about--plans to overthrow people and governments, to transfer monies, to hide errors, etc. I did thank Rep. Henry Gonzalez (D-Tex.) for his investigations. MARGARET URRY Seal Beach
April 11, 1993
I'm one of those movie fans who have been asking friends about "The Crying Game," having found it fascinating and exciting that no one will reveal the "secret" in the film. Usually some one will blow it, just to show some sort of arrogant attitude, as if to gain pleasure like someone jumping in and blurting out the punch line to a favorite joke. While reading Calendar I was shocked to learn the "Crying Game" secret and felt very betrayed. I was stunned that someone in the media would blab.
June 25, 2004
So, the Supreme Court on Thursday granted the secretive Vice President Dick Cheney the right to keep his potential conflicts of interest a secret from the public. We already know that this, the most secretive administration ever, has a lot of secrets to keep. And should it be a surprise that this Supreme Court, which installed the Bush administration, should want to let it keep its conflicts of interest secret? As Justice Antonin Scalia put it so eloquently, "Quack, quack."