Category Archives: Rights

Bush Role Model Found

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Michael Mukasey urged Congress to give him a spanking new ass-cover: Continue reading

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Comparing Partitions

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This month there are those recognizing this fourth anniversary (the decision was announced, actually, a week ago):

Palestinian leaders today said they would seek UN sanctions against Israel after the international court of justice ruled that the barrier being built around the West Bank was illegal and should be pulled down. Continue reading

Fourth Amendment: December 15, 1791 — July 9, 2008

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Damn it’s done. The Senate overwhelmingly approved neo-FISA by a vote of 69-28.

41 votes? What the??? At least our Senators voted against it.

And so the telecoms are popping the corks, and here’s my fantasy of Pelosi and Reid explaining to us why the Fourth Amendment had to go the way of the dodo:

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It Ain’t a Timetable Until…

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There’s an old story about three umpires.
Umpire 1: “There’s balls and strikes, and I call them as I see them.”
Umpire 2: “There’s balls and strikes, and I call them as they are.”
Umpire 3: “There’s balls and strikes, but they ain’t nothing til I call ’em.”

There’s national sovereignty and there’s colonial tutelage, and they ain’t nothing until we call ’em too. Continue reading

Biobucks Mean Megadeath — Sign the Petition

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Food riots. People eating mud to ward off hunger pangs. Starvation going up. And meanwhile, there’s collusion in starvation, and then there’s collusion in starvation: Continue reading

Happy Fourth — Choose Your George

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It all depends on your point of view.  Continue reading

Democratic Iraq, Bush Style

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Iraq — a democracy made in its conqueror’s image? According to a New York Times expose, in some respects, perhaps: 

A number of the half-dozen badly wounded Iraqis interviewed for this article said they had been effectively drummed out of the Iraqi security forces without pensions, or were receiving partial pay and in danger of losing even that… Continue reading