Making Guantanamo Permanent, and Other Portents

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 6:00 am

A motley crew of Senate Republicans, joined by Sen. Lieberman, have introduced a bill to make Guantanamo a permanent “terrorist” prison. Once upon a time, this could have been dismissed as GOP posturing. But recent events suggest this is more likely a harbinger of the future fate of the US Naval prison, as President Obama has already pronounced that he will support indefinite detention of prisoners based on unchallenged U.S. executive fiat.


Reading tea leaves on a climate bill: Democrats grow spines?

By: Sunday March 28, 2010 8:30 am

BREAKING out! Small spines on Democratic Senators! Having said “yes” to virtually every demand to water down the climate bill, the Democrats most in favor of the climate bill are finally beginning to say “no.” And not a moment too soon, as Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) prepare to release their bill within the next two weeks.

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