In one of its worst decisions as of late, the CST dumped libertarian columnist Jacob Sullum in favor of cheap GOP party line hack Mona Charen. Just how bad is Charen? Well, Charen trashed President Obama for his NSA telephone monitoring. This is most interesting in light of the fact that blogger Debbie Schlussel has pointed out that Obama's NSA telephone operation was/is far less invasive than George W. Bush's wiretapping.
As it happens, Charen like the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh the Tea Party and countless other hypocrites had no problem whatsoever supporting Bush's program. And yet they pretend to believe that Obama's program is a basic threat to American civil liberties.
Mona Charen is both a fraud and a partisan hypocrite. As such, she has no business being on the CST opinion pages. That being the case, the CST should drop Charen in favor of either bringing Sullum back or make arrangements with Schlussel to write a regular column exclusively for the CST. Given Schlussel's trademark honesty and principles, this might be the best option for the CST to pursue.