On Memorial Day let’s admit what we’ve done to America & begin its reform

Summary: It's not too soon to begin preparations for your Memorial Day celebrations. I suggest starting with a public reading of the documents (suitably redacted) which create a New America on the ruins of the Republic. Let's remember the Republic that our fallen fought for -- and how we we threw it away. I can … Continue reading On Memorial Day let’s admit what we’ve done to America & begin its reform

Is There Hope for the Rule of Law in America?

Summary:  As Obama begins his second term, we should remember that his first term was in many ways much like a third term of Bush Jr. Obama institutionalized Bush Jr's national security policies by making them bipartisan.  This guest post by Brad DeLong shows how far we've fallen by looking at how long it took … Continue reading Is There Hope for the Rule of Law in America?

We are alone in the defense of the Republic

Summary: One by one, our professions and institutions have failed us and the Republic. Under pressure their standards proved to be parchment barriers defending our liberty.  Rightly so, since the Constitution stands upon its people's love. When that fades nothing can prevents citizens from becoming subjects. Will it be sufficient to mark, with precision, the … Continue reading We are alone in the defense of the Republic

Reading about American torturers is a bummer. Let’s close our eyes and pretend it didn’t happen, and will not happen again.

Today's reading provides another example of why I consider the New York Review of Books to be one of the best American magazines.  This excerpt gives only a snippet of the full subscription-only article.  It relates the latest chapter in our embrace of evil.  Please read it. "They Did Authorize Torture, But..." By David Cole, New … Continue reading Reading about American torturers is a bummer. Let’s close our eyes and pretend it didn’t happen, and will not happen again.