In Defense of Schumer: It Isn’t About Torture

NY Sen Charles Schumer has been getting pummeled for his support of Michael Mukasey as Bush’s new AG. Maybe he deserves some of the vitriol sent his way, I won’t argue that, but lost in the understandable fury over his pimping for an authoritarian torture-excuser is any mention of the real...

Politicizing Justice: States Pick Up Where Gonzo Left Off

Evidence of political persecution of Democrats by the Gonzales Justice Dept continues to mount up. Besides the 6 fired USA’s, there’s the unexplained retirement in Minnesota, the Siegelman affair in Alabama, the attack on John McKay in Seattle, and now testimony from Reagan’s AG that a...

Better, But Good Enough?

A strange phenomenon that has been cultivated by this administration seems to be that the game of low expectations has made it to where a presidential appointee may seem qualified by merely not being either outright evil, or by being sound enough of mind to not drool on themselves. When looking at this from...