There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
Last week was the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. For friends and family members of the thousands of Americans and allies killed or wounded in that struggle, or of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, wounded or displaced, it probably wasn't a happy one.
We don't know whether these ... More >>
Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President.
How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted.
This is apparently ap ... More >>
The day-to-day business of rightblogging -- harrying Susan Rice, cheering on congressional Republicans, and so forth -- is not very satisfying to us, nor (apparently, from their tedious writing on those subjects) to them.
So we were happy for them and for ourselves when some recent reports showed t ... More >>
The American people have long been sick and tired of our occupation of Iraq, and on Friday President Obama called ally-ally-in-free.
You'd think there'd be little cause for dissension; as Glenn Greenwald noted, the deadline was agreed to in the Bush era.
But you know how it is with rightbloggers ... More >>
You probably know that, over the past few decades, crime rates in America's major cities have dropped sharply. New York, which was once a symbol of urban menace, is particularly safe, and tourists freely roam Bed-Stuy and Central Park at night. Even historically troubled Oakland has recently seen it ... More >>