Open Letter To America's Enemies

Someone had to write it. From over at Digby's place, a reader offers the following helpful primer: In the international struggle for autonomy, freedom and dominance, there will be warfare. The United States of America is of course a prominent force for change around the globe and from time to time you may have the unlikely fortune of holding an American Soldier in your captivity. Should this...

Chinese iPhone Worker Dead

There are two kinds of people in this country, the doomed and the screwheads. Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson, Where The Buffalo Roam, 1980. Hey, didja hear the one about the Chinese iPhone worker who committed suicide after an iPhone prototype in his possession went missing? sounds like a bad joke doesn't it? I wish it were, but sadly, it is all-too-real: According to Chinese media,...

Torturing Logic

I will make this short, with a few well-chosen links to longer material not written by me, because I fear that if I tried to start talking about this one myself, it would end up being a very long - and probably too angry - post. But I've been reading the op-ed columns lately, looking for how our elite pundit class views the issue of torture in light of the recent disclosures that it was much...

Tortured Logic and Moral Failure

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. - George Bernard Shaw Only in this case, it's not merely scorn on my part, it's truly the inability to find any other response which seems appropriate, except to repeat what I've heard here on this little out-of-the-way blog, and hope others see/read it. Beyond that, I do not trust myself to speak. Late Tuesday, due to an ACLU lawsuit, the 2002...