In the wake of 9/11, President Bush ordered the secret wiretapping of American citizens without obtaining the legally mandated court orders. Remarkably, brazenly, he has even admitted it, citing his […]
The U.S. Senate voted today not to extend the Patriot Act beyond the end of the year, when its sunset provisions kick in. The act has been controversial since its […]
Stanley “Tookie” Williams was sentenced to death in 1981 for the murders of four individuals. 1981. That’s twenty-four more years of life, of clemency, than his victims got.
I should have known it was too good to be true. That twinge of optimism I felt after President Bush’s speech yesterday was dashed within an hour. It seems his […]
President George Bush just completed a speech on immigration, and he finally managed to say something convincing and worthwhile. In fact, he said a lot of things convincingly: he’ll stop […]
PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” […]
Pat Robertson, the conservative every liberal loves to hate, is at it again. Shovel firmly in hand, he continues to deepen that hole he lives in. This time he is […]