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Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. [...]

The ReHomelandization Of Congress

New legislation seeks to establish two separate and unequal systems of law within the USA: One in which people accused of certain crimes are deprived of the right to a fair trial in order to ensure their conviction. If Buchanan’s bill passed, the use of the substandard system of justice would not just be an option for government prosecutors. It would be required. [...]

5 Congressional Predictions for a Political 2010

Just for kicks, here are my five political predictions for Congress in 2010:

1. The Defense of Marriage Act will not be repealed. After telling gay and lesbian Americans to wait for the passage of health care reform for the length of 2009, 2010 arrives as an election year. So “wait ’till next year” will [...]

Freezin’ for a Reason 2010: DC Guantanamo Vigil and Fast, January 11-22

It’s easy to march on Washington, DC in March or September when the weather is sunny and warm. An activist event in cold, cold January only happens when people are really riled up about something. The upcoming vigil and fast in Washington DC from January 11 (the 8-year anniversary of the opening of the indefinite [...]

Obama Stalls On Guantanamo Accountability

Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated. [...]

Lindsey Graham Says We Don't Need Trials To Know the Guilty

The United States of America is supposed to be a nation where no one ever is locked away until death merely because of an accusation of criminal conduct by a politician seeking to please crowds of citizens. Could someone remind Senator Lindsey Graham about that? [...]

Control Freak Obama Usurps All Three Branches of Government on Indefinite Detention

The news has emerged that President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to impose a system of indefinite detention without trial in the United States of America. The New York Times interviewed Obama administration officials to uncover the reasons why:

At the heart of the issue are more than 200 men being held at [...]

US Kept Al Quaeda Victim in Guantanamo For Years

Finally, yesterday, US District Court Judge Richard Leon took a look at the case, and ordered Abd Al Rahim Abdul Rassak released immediately. The government argument that he is a threat to the United States “defies common sense”, said Judge Leon. [...]

All Guantanamo Prisoners Can Be Prosecuted Now Or Set Free

Fearful politicians knock their knees together and insist that prisoners in Guantanamo not be allowed to go on trial here in the United States. They are frightened that American courts could possibly not convict all of the Guantanamo prisoners. [...]

Obama's Middle Ground

Thank you, President Obama, for showing us the wisdom of the middle ground! I’m going to take this new philosophy to heart tomorrow, and go out in public with my shirt halfway over my head, and my pants around my knees. [...]

Jerrold Nadler Demolishes Obama Justification for Tribunals

How disappointing that President Obama has chosen fear over reason, for the sake of political expediency. How encouraging it is to see Representative Nadler challenge the Obama Administration, and continue to speak up for the cause of impartial justice. [...]