War and the Imperial Presidency

On Tuesday, Rachel Maddow led off her show with a brilliant, 22-minute rant against the return of all the failed Iraq war architects and cheerleaders to the nation's airwaves, now that Iraq is once again descending into visible chaos (apologies for the ad; I can't edit the MSNBC footage out): The entire thing is worth a watch if you were awake during the 2002-2005 era, since it truly is...

Depressing Postscript to Rangel/Ethics Post

Mother Jones notes that after the House censure of Charlie Rangel, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are not only rushing to Rangel’s defense (which might be understandable…maybe) but even hinting they might work with the incoming Republican majority to gut or eliminate the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) which led the investigation into Mr. Rangel’s behavior.In public,...