FOX News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano: Bush And Cheney Should Be Indicted (And Lambasts Obama Too)

A great interview with Ralph Nader: Napolitano’s new book, in which he discusses all these issues, is Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History. Thanks to Aram for the link. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Cults Of Inerrant Leaders

Glenn Greenwald summarizes an atrocity of institutionalized injustice, whereby the executive branch of the United States has the power to abduct and torture innocent people with impunity: The Supreme Court today denied a petition of review from Maher Arar, the Canadian and Syrian citizen who was abducted by the U.S. Government at a stopover at JFK Airport when returning [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: The Amazing Atheist On Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

This guy’s pretty funny and insightful on the GOP and Obama.  The real must-see bit starts at 2:34 when he explains how to figure out the GOP’s views on any issue: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Law Of Unintended Consequences And The Separation Of Church And State

State of Protest has an interesting retrospective of his first two years of blogging, highlighting his best posts and giving an interesting glimpse into the ways blog readership expands and contracts over time. The post is reading as a nice guide to his site. As part of that post, he highlights one of his more [Read More...]

Christianity And Lithuania

ABC News reported on the discovery of another CIA secret prison that was being used for some period of time between 2001-2005.  This one in Lithuania.  Red explores its long bloody history and one of its recurring themes: Vilnius has a long and bloody history. There are mass graves there containing the remains of tens [Read More...]

In Further Defense Of They

Evangelos points us to this solid piece by Geoffrey Pullum who last week defended Obama’s choice to use “they” in a sentence about “somebody:” Strunk and White baldly assert that this is an error. They simply say don’t use they with syntactically singular antecedents like somebody. They don’t give a reason; and it is pretty [Read More...]

Why Do Torture And Increased Police Authority Increasingly Appeal To Americans?

The Economist has a chart on views on torture which reports a disquietingly high amount of tolerance among Americans for the practice: OPINIONS on whether the use of torture should be prohibited appear to vary widely around the world. According to opinion polls conducted early in 2008 respondents in western European democracies such as Britain [Read More...]

A Case Against Blair

Stephane Mot’s reasons for opposing Blair, whom he labels a “fundamentalist”: Unsurprisingly, Tony Blair came out in the open as a candidate for the Presidency of Europe. The problem is that previously, he also came out in the open as a newly converted Catholic. Some – including yours truly – would rather say “born again [Read More...]

Hussein’s Pistol, W’s Prized Possession

According to the New York Times, George W. Bush was especially fond of Saddam Hussein’s pistol: when the library for George W. Bush opens in 2013 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, visitors will most likely get to see one of his most treasured items: Saddam Hussein’s pistol.The gun, a 9 millimeter [Read More...]


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