Helena discusses the Senate's vote to set new limits on interrogating detainees in Iraq and elsewhere. In her post, Helena considers the question, "Is this also the beginning of a broader process whereby the US Congress attempts to regain more control of the country's war-fighting processes and decision-making in a broader sense?" We can only hope. At any rate, it's uplifting to see representatives actually ask questions and otherwise represent their constituencies instead of serving as a rubber-stamp organization.
Elsewhere on the internets, Needlenose provides a phrase-by-phrase commentary on the latest Shrub pep-rally--a commentary so acerb that it properly belongs over here on Swerve Left but I will leave it where it is. I wouldn't want be accused of harshing the Department of Homeland Security's mellow.
Elsewhere, Nashville Truth urges Christians to abandon the big-government of the current conservative movement in favor of Libertarianism. And on Fatcat, we find probably the most reasonable analysis of the Mier's nomination.