Morning Maddow: The US Foreclosure Crisis Is A Massive Crime Scene

Have the Feds finally woken up, or is President Obama’s new initiative ordering the Justice Department to finally investigate possible criminal wrong doing by lenders in the “man-made disaster” that is the US foreclosure crisis merely an election-year PR ploy? Rachel puts the man charged...

Torture, Accountability and the Faux-Absolution of Collective Guilt

In a must-read post, Dan Froomkin takes on recent attempts by OG ‘eventheliberal’ Michael Kinsley and pseudo-contrarian Slate guru Jacob Weisberg to whitewash the Bush Admin’s torture record by arguing that “the nation’s collective guilt for torture is so great that prosecution is a cop-out.” Froomkin...

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...

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Nora Ephron expresses the sentiment that many Democrats such as myself have felt for sometime now, the same feeling we feel as we watch the new Democratically controlled congress stumble horribly through failure after failure both in attempting to slow the momentum of a failed administration, and in...