On John Yoo and the Legality of Torture

I don’t like John Yoo. Yoo served in President Bush’s Office of Legal Counsel during the early years of his administration. Yoo was known to have penned two memos outlining the legal basis for detainee confinement at Guantanamo Bay and for coercive interrogation tactics — torture, let’s just say it — that led to prison … Continue reading On John Yoo and the Legality of Torture

On the Two-Week Round-Up

I think a biweekly recap makes more sense than a weekly recap. At least, until I change my mind again. Let’s step back two weeks, to the day before St. Patrick’s Day. There, I mused on The Return of the King, which I watched the night previous. Specifically, I talked about the original ending of … Continue reading On the Two-Week Round-Up

On John Edwards’ Address to the Nation

An e-mail I received today from the John Edwards presidential campaign. Tonight, he’ll be addressing the nation on MSNBC following the President’s speech about Iraq and the report General Petreaus delivered to Congress. Tonight, after President Bush makes yet another argument for continuing the war in Iraq, John Edwards will speak directly to the American … Continue reading On John Edwards’ Address to the Nation