A Debate We’re Happy To Have

Seriously, the deja vu couldn’t be more defined; the latest salvo in the current national security debate in the presidential election so frighteningly similar to the nature of the debate four years ago it’s enough to make your head spin. And at the heart of it, despite all the talk that McCain...

In Which matttbastard Puts the Habeas Decision in a Partisan Context

Ages of the majority: Stevens 88 Ginsburg 75 Kennedy 71 Breyer 69 Souter 68 Ages of the minority: Scalia 72 Thomas 60 Alito 58 Roberts 55 The LA Times: Whoever is elected in November will probably have the chance to appoint at least one justice in the next presidential term. The court’s two most...

Gitmo Detainees Enjoy Historic Protections Bush Says

When Bush said that he planned on filling up the coffers after his presidency ended by hitting the public speaking circuit, I had no idea he meant this doing stand up.  But, as it turns out, that’s exactly what he appears to be practicing for. The latest gutbuster from the President would be his claim...