Get You Some!

There is at least one Democrat in congress who seems unwilling to wait until January 20th of next year before attempting to hold the White House to some manner of accountability. Rep. John Conyers, who has headed up a few efforts in the past is finally pushing the football on holding Harriet Miers and Josh...

The Usual Suspects

They knew.  As the NYT reports today, a handful of senior White House Lawyers were in on the talks to destroy the now infamous CIA tapes depicting the use of torture on al Qaeda operatives, and among them we find the usual suspects. Somehow I’m not shocked, only mildly disgusted (I think I’m...

This Is Not How It Is Supposed To Work

Let me get this out of the way.  I understand the administration’s argument behind executive privilege; you can’t put restrictions on the advice that the president gets because then his most trusted advisers will hold back.  Sure, when you put it like that, it makes sense.  But that the...

Mukasey’s Second Test

After failing his first test (or passing it, I’m sure if you’re all about expanding executive power), Michael Mukasey may soon get his second high profile test on the rule of law, only this test will speak directly towards the capitulation that Senator Chuck Schumer made in letting Mukasey get...