On Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, will Americans contemplate King’s ideas about understanding those who contend against us, or will we continue to believe that our nation’s basic weakness is a failure to conduct full body scans of all travelers?
The signers and followers of the Manhattan Declaration share more in common with the crowds of white Southerners shouting and jeering at little African-American kids trying to go to school than they do with Martin Luther King.
Judd Gregg? What about the idea that Barack Obama was the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy? I have a sneaking suspicion that Dr. King wouldn’t have approved of that judgment against Lilly Ledbetter.
It’s not fashionable to do so these days, but I’m asking Americans to use Inauguration Day to look beyond the simplified story that Barack Obama is a living embodiment of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The world of the FISA Amendments Act: Eavesdropping on your telephone calls. Scanning your emails. Recording your text messages. Searching your house while you’re away and planting bugs in every room. Because the FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney General the power to unilaterally declare whether a spy operation is legal, the FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney general the power to break any law that restricts government spying, and declare the spying to be legal anyway. No judge, not even a FISA judge, can stop it from taking place.