Law

Come back, Colin Powell

Colin Powell appeared on the Jay Leno “Tonight” show last night. In short order, Leno was asking him about the Dubai Ports deal, the White House wiretapping, and other issues of the day. Powell, as always, was gracious and articulate…. Read More ›

Hacking Google

The NSA, when it feels the need, listens in on our phone conversations. This so-called wiretapping takes many forms: bugging, tapping, intercepting, snooping through phone company records, etc. The technology these days is diverse and extremely sophisticated. It is all… Read More ›

Hallelujah, Mr. Bush

President George Bush just completed a speech on immigration, and he finally managed to say something convincing and worthwhile. In fact, he said a lot of things convincingly: he’ll stop illegal immigration; build physical barriers where needed; implement rapid deportation… Read More ›

Torture by any name…

PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” “detainee”) or protestation by our government officials can convince me… Read More ›

Why I’m voting for Kerry

I’m voting for John Kerry. Why? I’ll try to keep it simple. I have several issues that usually decide elections for me: the environment and women’s rights (pro-choice, not pro-abortion). For me those issues have never been negotiable. I almost… Read More ›