Thursday, July 28, 2005

A leak worth protecting


DETROIT, July 27 - With Congress poised for a final vote on the energy bill, the Environmental Protection Agency made an 11th-hour decision Tuesday to delay the planned release of an annual report on fuel economy.

Playing politics with agency reports and research? It must be a Wednesday in the Bush administration.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

So, you want to work at the White House

Yeah, what he said

About the Rove-Plame scandal, Kevin Drum says:

Welcome to the modern Republican Party.

Read the whole thing.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Party for your right to fight

From the FAQ page of

Why don't you move to Iraq / Canada / name of other nation?

Because other nations don't have a Bill of Rights. What makes this country great is that our rights are guaranteed by the Constitution - even in times of war or turmoil. Starting with the founding fathers, generations of Americans have fought and died to protect our rights, including your Fourth Amendment right to privacy. If you're eager to give away this hard-won right, maybe you should consider moving to Iraq / Canada / name of other nation.

And from the Constitution:

Article [IV.]

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.