In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”: It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for
In a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois noted a small piece of history that is nevertheless important for understanding the path history has taken. Regarding the confirmation hearing of Jay Bybee in 2001, Dick Durbin noted: We saw
The Executive Order Integrity Act, S. 2929, isn’t the sort of bill that a member of Congress just up and decides to write on the spur of the moment. The bill, sponsored by Senator Russell Feingold and cosponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, requires the president
Bush Administration: We Can Order Massacres of Civilians. Obama Administration: There’s Nothing to See Here, Move Along
It’s been known for some time that the presidential administration of George W. Bush brought on lawyer John Yoo in order to write legal justifications for the U.S. Government to torture people it had detained. It’s less widely-observed but also known that John Yoo articulated
For years, it hasn’t mattered one bit that federal law outlaws torture of exactly the sort carried out by the Bush administration. It hasn’t mattered because impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors has been “taken off the table” by timid Congressional leaders. It hasn’t mattered
The inspectors general tell us that we’re being spied against a lot – a whole lot – but they say that we can’t be told how we’re being watched by our government. How does that protect us from the spying? These inspectors general are toothless.
Break the rules of baseball, and the Democrats in Congress will be on the job right away. Violate the Constitution, and the Democrats in Congress pretend nothing happened.
Bush: Pressure made my marriage stronger Ahhhhhh!
When it comes to prosecuting people involved in torture, or government programs to spy on the American people, President Obama says that we must not look backwards. Yet, when it comes to his legal obligation to protect endangered species, Obama has no problem looking backwards, embracing the do-nothing policies of past presidencies.
Democratic voters need to ask themselves whether they, like Nancy Pelosi, will continue to be complicit in the crimes of the Bush White House.
“We are the party of the revolutionaries, they are the party of the monarchists!” — Republican Mitt Romney, son of Republican Governor George Romney and Republican Senate candidate Lenore Romney, standing next to Republican Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, son of