Gov. Rod Blagojevich Arrested on Corruption Charges: “Just another day in Illinois”

Liss on the indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich: I was in the car listening to NPR when the story broke, and my immediate response was to burst out laughing. He just wouldn’t be an Illinois governor if he weren’t breaking federal law! Heh. Indeed. And he also wouldn’t be an Illinois governor if he...

Judge Orders Release of Unlawfully Held Uighur Prisoners

Well, it’s about goddamn time: In a dramatic setback for the Bush administration, a federal judge ordered the U.S. government Tuesday to immediately transfer to the U.S. and release 17 Chinese-born Muslims detained for seven years at Guantanamo. Reading his decision from the bench, Judge Ricardo...

21st Century Law Enforcement at its Finest

Because the presumption of innocence is, like, so September 10th, dude: The Justice Department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims, Arabs or other racial and ethnic groups.Law...

Hanlon’s Razor

There’s an adage that doesn’t get trotted out enough in political discussions, Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Apparently nobody told Sen. Joe Lieberman (R, I mean D) because, as it turns out, the fact that his campaign servers...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

The revelation that the CIA had destroyed taped interrogation sessions during which Al Qaeda detainees has brought back into the forefront the public consciousness.  Today, the debate surrounding the operative has decomposed to a he said/she said battle between the CIA and the FBI. But hidden within this...

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