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Justice Official Objected to Surveillance Program

Add a top Justice Department official to those who recognized the illegality of Bush’s domestic surveillance program, per this report in the New York Times: A top Justice Department official objected in 2004 to aspects of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program and refused to sign on to its continued use amid concerns about […]

The DeLay-Abramoff Connection: Follow the Money

The WaPo has a story today that highlights the money connection bewteen Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. Noted is the “steady stream of corporate payments” detailed on a donor list for the The U.S. Family Network that “makes it clear that Abramoff’s long-standing alliance with DeLay was sealed by a much more extensive web of […]

Boston Globe Identifies Flaws in Medicare Prescription Plan

The Boston Globe has an excellent summary of the problems we are seeing so far with the Medicare prescription drug plan. The problem stems from the initial political goals: It was clear back in 2003, when the Bush administration rammed this bill through the Republican Congress, that the purpose was not to devise an affordable […]

I’m a Soldier, Not a Spy

An OP/ED in the WaPo takes a look at the implications of the domestic warrantless eavesdropping that many may not have thought about. Grant Doty is a lieutenant colonel in the Army who ‘took an oath to defend the United States against all enemies “foreign and domestic”.’ His feeling is “the implication of domestic intelligence-gathering […]