On Monday, while testifying at a congressional hearing investigating the Executive Branch’s authorization of without-a-warrant wiretapping of U.S. citizens, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said, “I gave in my opening statement, Senator, examples that President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all, uh, authorized electronic wiretapping.” I watched this on CSPAN, live, as…Continue reading
Flip-Flop Republican Vote Fails
Last night, a measure authored by Duncan Hunter which called for the immediate termination of U.S. forces in Iraq, was voted on twice by the House of Representatives and was soundly defeated on the second vote. Hunter was apparently inspired to author the bill after hearing of a speech given by Representative Murtha.Continue reading
GAO Report on Voter Registration and Challenges in 2004
Government Accounting Office documents voter registration issues and other irregularities in the 2004 election.Continue reading
I Lewis “Scooter” Libby Indicted
Patrick Fitzgerald has indicted I Lewis Libby, Cheif of Staff to the Vice President of the United States.Continue reading
The End of Civilization?
The end of petroleum dependent lifestyles, including a link to Jan Lundgren’s article and to an alternate view by Scott Tinker.Continue reading
ChoicePoint, Corporatism, and Welfare.
If Derek Smith espouses a theory that everyone is better off if “everyone can check the background of anyone else”, then he hasn’t achieved much other than to enrich his own pocket at others’ expense. Perhaps his vision of a transparent society is just another sales pitch he is using to his own and ChoicePoint’s benefit.Continue reading