Post-partisan Ass-covering

Paul Krugman wades into the ongoing debate over whether Obama should look back or move forward with regards to extra-legal activities on the part of the outgoing administration: Last Sunday President-elect Barack Obama was asked whether he would seek an investigation of possible crimes by the Bush...

Bush… I Mean… McCain Still Supports Warrantless Wiretapping

That clicking sound you hear when you talk on the phone?  Yeah, McCain wouldn’t do a thing to stop it. For as much as McCain tries to distance himself from Bush, he just can’t seem to part with some of the more unsavory aspects of Bush’s administration (and don’t bother asking what...

FISA While You Weren’t Looking

Politico’s Crypt blog provides some rather cryptic news on the ongoing fight in Congress regarding the telecom immunity provisions in FISA. If you’ll remember, when last we left this drama, the Senate had put forth a version of the bill that had immunity built in, meanwhile House Dems stood firm...

The House (Dems) Finally Wins

“The house always wins,” so the old saying goes.  Of course it depends on which house you’re talking about.  If by house, you mean casino, then you would be right, and this would explain that in the two times I’ve actually gambled at a casino in my life, I walked out empty handed....

The Only Thing We Have To Fear…

House Democrats earned for themselves some rare praise from Glenn Greenwald, someone whose obstinance I share when it comes to holding firm on retroactive immunity for telecoms and warrantless wiretapping in general.  As many of my readers know, I am one who firmly believes that one must pick and choose...

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