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...

Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

Quote of the Day: Make Their Ears Bleed

Enough of this bullshit and enough of keeping the eye off the prize. Worrying about the election is shit at the moment; it will happen regardless, and even if a Democrat wins, we’re going to have to worry about restoring credibility in government. This utter bullshit about democracy and freedom in the...

John McCain on Torture

Before I get to where McCain fits into all of this, I wanted to go in a slightly different, though parallel direction. My friend, colleague, and part-time conscience, Matt, posted two incredibly important pieces on torture, on top of that, two blogs that I’m a fan of, the Booman Tribune, and America...

The Liberal Dream

Every liberal has had this dream at least once. It starts out like any other morning (or, if you’re me, afternoon), where you wake up, all groggy with sleep crusties hanging on the corner of your eyes.  You stumble out of bed and on autopilot fumble your way to the bathroom.  Your stiff muscles tell...