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A Liberal Reviews Bush Betrayal

The Aging Hipster recently read Bush Betrayal. I’m happy he made it through the book and took the time to put his thoughts on his blog.   He gave me permission to repost it – so here it is.   The Aging Hipster is a self-described “Georgia Mountain Man” and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  Both those factors mean that, unlike some white-gloved […]

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L.A. Times: Are You a Suspected Terrorist?

The Los Angeles Times ran my op-ed today on the array of wacko definitions of suspected terrorists that the Bush administration has devised since 9/11.   Here are some outtakes of the piece: PRESIDENT BUSH and Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales insist that the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping of American citizens is a necessary “terrorist surveillance […]

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Bush Now Entitled to Kill at Home?

The February 13 issue of Newsweek reveals that President Bush is entitled to order killings here in the United States, the same as he has been doing around the globe for the last few years. Newsweek notes that, “Steven Bradbury, acting head of the Justice department’s Office of Legal Counsel [the office which in 2002 […]

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My Pot Ruling Bash

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted my article on the Supreme Court ruling on medical marijuana. The articles begins – Earlier this year [2005], the Supreme Court, acting again like a gang that smoked too much bad weed, ruled that the federal government has the right to prohibit people from growing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The […]

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“Credo” from Attention Deficit Democracy

Credo for the New American Patriotism I believe: That politicians are more honest than they seem; That government is more competent than it appears; That government is benevolent, regardless of how much it wastes or how many people it harms; That citizens must trust the government, regardless of how often it lies; That democracy is […]

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Fear & Servitude

The Washington Post has an excellent front page story on the boarhawging of Mohammed Yousry, the court-appointed translator for lawyer Lynne Stewart. Federal prosecutors spent three years wiretapping his phone and reading all the files on his computer, thanks to a FISA warrant. Even a federal prosecutor conceded: “Yousry is not a practicing Muslim. He […]

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Did Bush Personally Choose Torture Methods?

The Washington Post has another excellent piece today on how the Bush administration exempted the CIA from the Rule of Law after 9/11. Bush issued edicts permitting the CIA “to maintain secret prisons abroad” and “to use interrogation methods that some lawyers say violate international treaties,” among other new powers. John Radsan, assistant general counsel […]

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