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Obama Spies on You

An excerpt from typically-brilliant piece from Glenn Greenwald regarding warrantless wiretapping: In 2006, The New York Times‘ James Risen and Eric Lichtblau won the Pulitzer Prize for their December, 2005 article revealing that the Bush administration was eavesdropping on the electronic communications of Americans without the warrants required by the FISA law (headline: “Bush Lets U.S. […]

Santorum on Gay Marriage

After reading repeatedly about how Santorum’s defense of his views on gay marriage in front of a crowd of college students was ridiculous, and how he was ignominiously booed off the stage, I decided that I wanted to see this for myself. It’s a good thing that I did, because (a) his defense of his […]


From the BBC: Europe’s highest court has ruled that stem cells from human embryos cannot be patented, in a case that could have major implications for medicine. Scientists say the Court of Justice decision may impede European research into the use of stem cell therapies, or drive research abroad. The ruling follows a challenge by […]

The Rule of Law Shall Not Apply

…to Presidents or their administrations. ESPECIALLY when it’s inconvenient. The problem is, just a month ago, members of Barack Obama’s transition team virtually ruled out prosecuting Bush Administration figures. They seem to believe it would be overly political. The attitude seems to be “what happened in the past stays in the past.” You know, all […]

America is a Failed State

At OpenLeft, Paul Rosenberg picks up on an interview by Glenn Greenwald to argue that America is a failed state – and I have to completely agree. The problem with the idea of putting “partisanship” aside is that one party is violently opposed to the rule of law.  And without the rule of law, nothing […]