Less Assange, More Manning.

The other day, Naomi Klein sent out a tweet in which she asked for “an [international] moratorium on feeding [Julian] Assenge’s ego”. Count me in. Some may say #mooreandme is a distraction from The Big Picture. But you know who the real distraction is? Julian fucking Assange. Seriously,...

Torture Architect John Yoo Gets Monthly Column in Philly Inquirer

Um, wha? John Yoo has written freelance commentaries for The Inquirer since 2005, however he entered into a contract to write a monthly column in late 2008. I won’t discuss the compensation of anyone who writes for us. Of course, we know more about Mr. Yoo’s actions in the Justice Department now than we did...

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...

Dear Moe Lane

FUCK yo couch! hugs ‘n’ kisses, The Online Left, who will be sleeping like babies tonight because  most of us didn’t swallow the bullshit sammich served up yesterday by the LA...

Consequences of Habeas Schmabeas Rule

As Kathy wrote earlier, the Bush administration has left in its wake a literal big mess for the Obama administration to clean up regarding the processing and trials of Guantánamo Bay detainees.  In order to enact the rule of law decided and ignored during the Bush administration, President Obama and his...

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