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Straight Talkin’ Torture

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On February 14, 2008
I’m not even going to pretend to be surprised that St. McCain “is now facilitating the CIA’s use of techniques that are unlawful, including some that are torture even by Senator McCain’s own lights.” McCain’s public opposition to torture has been nominal when it comes to actually preventing (at least Republican) presidents from doing it […]

Wooden Puppet

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On February 11, 2008

Good to see the fine folks in Tuscaloosa grasp what the Washington Post was unable to: Michael Mukasey may have a distinguished career as a judge but as U.S. attorney general, he’s a loser. For

The Vote Fraud Fraud: Actual Fraud Edition

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On December 20, 2007
In addition to pressuring U.S. Attorneys to pursue isolated cases of vote fraud for which there was no actual evidence, the DOJ made sure to delay the investigation of actual systematic electoral theft which may have won the GOP the 2002 New Hampshire Senate race before the slime would be spotted on GOP elites: The […]

Destroying Torture Tapes

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On December 7, 2007

The CIA deliberately destroyed tapes of two of its “severe interrogations.” The First Rule of the Bush administration: it can always get worse. Marty Lederman correctly calls out Jay Rocke

Rudy Giuliani: Authoritarian

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On October 28, 2007

Via Yglesias, two of the key things you need to know about Giuliani: Beyond religious issues, a second conservative trait defined Giuliani’s tenure: his Cheney-esque appetite for executive power

The Case Against Mukasey

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On October 26, 2007

I lay it out in a new article at TAP. This is a difficult question; I fully expected to support the nomination, and I certainly don’t think that there will be a better candidate. The bottom line

Mukasey, Non

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On October 19, 2007
Yeah, I have to concede that I completely botched that one. I suppose “the Bush administration is always wrong” may not be literally true, but it’s a pretty effective decision rule. Share
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