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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Halt, Now

Michelle Goldberg's new piece in Salon is really, really, worth your time. It's one of those articles you should share with all your friends and relations, in fact:

"This president has admitted committing the crime. He just claims he's above the law," [Mount Holyoke College professor of politics Chris] Pyle says. "So the issue is: Is the president above the law?"

If so, Pyle continues, "then we need not argue over the PATRIOT Act. We do not need the PATRIOT Act, because the president can do anything he wants in time of war. He can ignore all the criminal laws of the United States, including the laws against indefinite detention and against torture. I don't think we want to go down that road."

But aren't we already down that road? "We may be," Pyle says. "Maybe it's time to call a halt."

1 comments: to “ Halt, Now

  • Fishdog
    April 06, 2006 10:25 PM  

    wow. i like what you've done with the place. now if only you clean up those old newspapers that have piled up in the driveway.

    can't wait to get some burgers with ya. com on teef - heal thyselves!

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