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’s Anti-Terrorism Program: The Very Definition of Inefficiency

If you’re like me, then the effectiveness of Bush’s anti-terrorism programs are irrelevant.  That they infringe upon civil liberties and make mockery of our right to privacy is enough to condemn them alone. But let me speak to those who may not be like me, that would give away some freedoms for...

Due Process (And Sanity)? Stop Being So September 10th, d00d.

Via Stageleft – The Globe and Mail: Canadian officials are taking the unprecedented step of asking a judge to install closed-circuit video cameras inside a terrorism suspect’s family home, arguing national security necessitates the scrutiny. Hang on, rewind my selekta: Canadian officials are taking...