Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

Greenwald: Right-Wing Hypocrisy is “healthy”

After surveying some of the right-wing opposition to the $700 billion Paulson bail-out (and acidly noting that such sentiments from these quarters are unfortunately “vital for having any meaningful chance to stop [the Paulson plan]” thanks to the sorry record during the Bush years of craven Democrats in...

Free Amy Goodman UPDATE: Goodman released, still faces charges

While everyone (including yours truly) was busy arguing the political and ethical implications of a pregnant 17 year old, the bloody fucking fascists of the St Paul Police Department arrested Amy Goodman while she was covering today’s RNC protests. Yeah, that Amy Goodman: Glenn Greenwald reports that...

AP Exclusive, Michael Mukasey – He Loves Puppies and Unicorns

Glenn should channel this inner sarcasm more often… Absolutely. That’s an excellent and very accurate description of what the current spying controversy is about — whether we should “eavesdrop on the phone calls of suspected terrorists.” Mukasey and the government think we...

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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