Jack Goldsmith: Rule of Law Is a Threat to National Security

Hard to believe that the same man who resigned from the Office of Legal Counsel after nine months of battling the Bush administration over atrociously reasoned legal justifications for torture and limitless presidential power is now arguing that the incoming president should abandon any plans to prosecute...

Helen Thomas to the Rest of the White House Press Corps: Do Your Damn Jobs!

Helen Thomas is my new hero of the moment.  After relative media silence in the aftermath of learning that George W. Bush not only authorized the usage of torture, but actually admitted to it, Helen Thomas had enough.  The full clip over at Think Progress is an absolute must watch; Helen pitbulls her...

Torture Ban Veto Round Up

As we discussed yesterday, Bush vetoed the torture ban that made it through Congress, sneaking the veto in over the weekend under the cover of the highly publicized Democratic nomination battle.  I’m more of the mind that such things need to see more daylight, not less, and so a quick jaunt around...

What You May Have Missed Over The Weekend; Bush Veto’s Waterboarding Ban

While many people, myself included, spend an awful lot of time discussing the negative aspects of the Democratic primary going on right now, one drawback that doesn’t get very much coverage is what’s happening while everyone’s back is turned.  The fact of the matter is, the ongoing battle...

The Poster Boy For Litmus Tests

“Litmus test”.  It is THE buzzword for presidential nominees, particularly for Supreme Court Justices, but for other positions as well.  And it’s not typically seen as the good kind of buzz word either. But first, it may be a little helpful to understand at least a small part of my...

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