Closing Our Courts

Crying 'state secrets,' the administration seals the courts to avoid scrutiny

But that is precisely the situation we're in—not only because the Republican-controlled Congress indeed lets the president do whatever he wants. Where is the resistance of the so-called opposition party? Why haven't Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Howard Dean publicly and insistently supported Ed Markey not only in his probe of the NSA and its protector in the Oval Office, but also in his repeated calls for investigations of the CIA's "rendition," secret prisons, and standard repertory of torture?

Abandon all hope ye who enter here: the U.S. Courthouse on Foley Square
photo: Holly Northrop/hnorthrop.com
Abandon all hope ye who enter here: the U.S. Courthouse on Foley Square

If only I could vote for Ed Markey for president!

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