Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
8 November 2005
Curbing Shrub's dictatorial powers
The Supreme Court will rule on the legality of Shrub's military commissions for detainees accused of terrorism. I'm hoping that five people on the court have enough sense to say hell no when it comes to giving the president such power. While many of you might be afraid of Middle Eastern men with mace and box-cutters, I'm equally afraid of a government that's setting up secret prisons all over the world and detaining who knows who for who knows what reason.