My amigo Kenneth D. Ackerman is about to kick-off his timely and sure-to-be-excellent new book, Young J. Edgar Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties at Washington DC's Politics and Prose Bookstore, Saturday, May 12, 6 p.m. And he's begun blogging. Check out "Coffee with Ken." His latest post: "What Does History Say About George Bush, Alberto Gonzalez and the Eight Fred Prosecutors? Just Ask Richard Nixon and Warren G. Harding."