It's stunning how inconsistently and unfairly justice is meted out. Having already served nearly 20 years in the U.S. and France, Noriega will likely spend the rest of his life in a Panama prison.
The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?
If organized labor were to list the three worst things that could happen to it, one of them would surely be having the National Labor Relations Board close up shop. Yet, as critically important as the NLRB is, there's a chance it will be put out of business come 2012.