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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Power grab 


The new GOP

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News 


Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News

he, he, he, he . . . .


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Republicans Have Gone Too Far 


I am prone to exaggeration, I know. But the only thing I can say here about the Schiavo case is what I'm writing now, and that is to read the editorial at the link below.
t r u t h o u t - New York Times | A Blow to the Rule of Law

Tearfully, L

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bolten's (not Bolton's) Cajones 


White House to Agencies: Ignore GAO's Ruling On 'illegal' TV News Releases


Saturday, March 12, 2005

Noam Chomsky: Elections Run by Same Guys Who Sell Toothpaste 


Elections Run by Same Guys Who Sell Toothpaste

Friday, March 11, 2005

Well Said, Sen. Byrd 


Some wise thoughts from an old-time Senator.

A Cry for Freedom in the U.S. Senate

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

More Misfeasance: OMB Watch Says - White House Cuts Entire Chapter from Economic Report 


OMB Watch - White House Cuts Entire Chapter from Economic Report

Liar, liar, pants on fire 


During his confirmation hearing, Gonzales told Senators that the US would not "render" prisoners to countries where it is "more likely than not" that torture would be used against the prisoner. But now he tells a different story, and it doesn't pass the straight face test. I have no respect for that man. Read on:
t r u t h o u t - Gonzales Defends Sending Suspects to Torturers

Friday, March 04, 2005

US Bars Nicaragua Heroine as 'Terrorist' 


Bush's hypocrisy is revealed in this story. The Nicaraguan heroine in the story helped rid the people of Nicaragua of a despot. No doubt the Sandinistas were hostile to the US, but that is because the US was secretly funding the contras to squash the people's revolution. The Sandinistas eventually brought democracy to the country. How could Bush and his cronies label her a terrorist under the circumstances? It's shameful.


Thursday, March 03, 2005

Maximum Pain is Aim of New US Weapon 


This is disturbing, but you ought to read it. Josef Mengele would have liked this research.

Maximum Pain is Aim of New US Weapon

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Will Rumsfeld Be Held Accountable? 


The ACLU has filed suit against Rumsfeld and others for various violations of federal law resulting from their role in prisoner abuse. I haven't read the complaint yet so I don't know the specific claims, but I do know that the ACLU has been collecting documents about the abuse for some time. Anyhoo, you can find information about the lawsuit, including copies of the original complaint by going to the link below.

American Civil Liberties Union : Lawsuit Against Rumsfeld

US Ordered to Release Jose Padilla 


The link below takes you to the website the US District Court for the District of South Carolina set up so interested folks could follow the Padilla case. After losing his case in the US Supreme Court on procedural grounds (he named the wrong US official in his original habeas complaint) Jose Padilla filed a petititon for habeas corpus in South Carolina federal court. Yesterday, the court ruled that the government must release him or charge him with a crime. The opinion rejects the government's argument that the President has inherenet authority to detain a US citizen the President has labeled an "enemy combatant." At one point in the opinion, the court responds to the government's argument by saying: "The cogency of this argument eludes the Court." Score!

This decision is a victory for those who believe firmly in the rule of law and the separation of powers. The government promises to appeal, so this case is not yet over.

I encourage you to read the opinion for yourself so you can see the arguments the US made and how the Court disposed of them. The opinion can be found on the link below -- it is the last entry in the docket (go to the bottom of the page).
Padilla v. Hanft (2:04CV2221) -- Case Docket

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