Yes We Can Say That


Public Finance, FISA and the Death Penalty:The DLC and the Erosion of a Dream Candidate"...the public financing of presidential elections as it exists today is broken," Barack Obama in a video statement about opting out of public financefor his presidential campaign.Having a plausible explanation for a complete reversal of a principal policy does not mean… Continue reading Yes We Can Say That

The Wiretapper in the Mirror: Congress Wimps Out


In today's debate over the warrantless wiretapping bill - aka changes to FISA -Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) who spoke against passage, expressed the concerns of both sides when she called it "lipstick on a pig" .In speaking for the bill's passage, California Republican Dan Lungren said that "it's not the Mona Lisa, but it… Continue reading The Wiretapper in the Mirror: Congress Wimps Out

Breaking News: FISA Wiretapping Deal Reached


Breaking News from the ACLUCongress Said To Have Reached FISA DealCongress Reaches Deal on FISA Bill - ReWrites Surveillance & Wiretapping RulesFISA Deal Reached, Aides SayBy Tim Starks, CQ StaffCQ TODAY ONLINE NEWSJune 19, 2008 – 10:40 a.m.A final deal has been reached on a rewrite of electronic surveillance rules and will be announced Thursday,… Continue reading Breaking News: FISA Wiretapping Deal Reached

So Much to Talk About


Holding On to My Voice It has been a long time since I last posted, and I have a lot on my mind. Part of the time I was sick with that flu thing that's been going around. Now, my wife has it. I used a lot of my free time to edit a tribute… Continue reading So Much to Talk About

Behind the Curtain


Pay No Attention to the Politician Behind the CurtainThere is a shadow play going on behind the shroud, and like the characters in an old cartoon, the shaded shapes creep in apparent self awareness, while we cheer and jeer the performances of those who cast them. The hidden machinations of the players bear little resemblance… Continue reading Behind the Curtain