Bolstered by a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush
Administration’s excessive exercise of power, Lieut. Ehren Watada’s
pending court-martial could help restore the rule of law and
energize a popular movement to end an illegal war.
As New Jersey government plunges into fiscal and constitutional crisis over a proposed sales tax, lawmakers must stop playing politics with the public good and get serious about producing a realistic budget.
This summer marks a grim anniversary of a Supreme Court decision to
affirm the death penalty and create a bureaucratic killing machine that
puts American justice at odds with the Constitution’s underlying
The Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision is to Bush what the Pentagon Papers were to Nixon: a devastating rebuke of a President who thought he had a blank check and a clear affirmation of human rights and the rule of law.
Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.
If Tricky Dick could tame the grizzled Mao, then certainly Bush
could butter up Kim Jong Il with some of that frat boy charm. Who
knows, Dearest Leader might even join Bush’s shaky “coalition of the willing.”
American foreign policy is shaped by a myth of national righteousness. In two new books, Peter Beinart abuses history to suggest liberals embrace this myth, while Stephen Kinzer uses America’s history of involvement in foreign coups to reveal why we cannot.