The Poster Boy For Litmus Tests

“Litmus test”.  It is THE buzzword for presidential nominees, particularly for Supreme Court Justices, but for other positions as well.  And it’s not typically seen as the good kind of buzz word either. But first, it may be a little helpful to understand at least a small part of my...

The Mukasey Stall

The breaking news is that the Justice Department has announced it will open a criminal probe into the destruction of the CIA interrogation tapes. Undoubtedly, this will be used to thwart any Congressional investigation. Again, the Bush administration will control the facts, spin and timing of a controversy....

This Is Not How It Is Supposed To Work

Let me get this out of the way.  I understand the administration’s argument behind executive privilege; you can’t put restrictions on the advice that the president gets because then his most trusted advisers will hold back.  Sure, when you put it like that, it makes sense.  But that the...

Mukasey’s Second Test

After failing his first test (or passing it, I’m sure if you’re all about expanding executive power), Michael Mukasey may soon get his second high profile test on the rule of law, only this test will speak directly towards the capitulation that Senator Chuck Schumer made in letting Mukasey get...

Inexcusable

In November of last year, the American people spoke with loud and firm voices; their votes which changed the majority party in both the House and the Senate was without question a direct mandate to put a hold on the President’s policies and to return America to vital principles without which this...

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