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… I Mean… McCain Still Supports Warrantless Wiretapping

That clicking sound you hear when you talk on the phone?  Yeah, McCain wouldn’t do a thing to stop it. For as much as McCain tries to distance himself from Bush, he just can’t seem to part with some of the more unsavory aspects of Bush’s administration (and don’t bother asking what...

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...

The Only Thing We Have To Fear…

House Democrats earned for themselves some rare praise from Glenn Greenwald, someone whose obstinance I share when it comes to holding firm on retroactive immunity for telecoms and warrantless wiretapping in general.  As many of my readers know, I am one who firmly believes that one must pick and choose...

Ping-Pong With FISA

House Dems really need to cut this out; I get all kinds of gooey every time they act as though the have some sort of temerity. Draft up a FISA compromise without retroactive immunity? Take me, I’m yours. Of course, you have to get me there first.  All things considered, I will forever remain a skeptic...

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