Well, it’s about FREAKING time!

White House: Detainees entitled to Geneva Convention protections Lawmakers to draft legislation in response to high court decision Tuesday, July 11, 2006; Posted: 1:24 p.m. EDT (17:24 GMT) WASHINGTON(AP) — The Bush administration, called to account by Congress after the Supreme Court blocked military tribunals, said Tuesday that all detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Read More …

This is going to sound crass, so please forgive me in advance…

…and please understand that I think *any* life wasted is a crime…. But why is it that we’re suddenly so very shocked at the bombs that have gone off today? After all, there were decades when bombs went off in London, which got barely a notice on our own local news. But then, that was Read More …

Thoughts on Iraq: What do we do now?

On September 11, 2001, I was moved to write a commentary on the mind-bogglingly horrific disaster that was the World Trade Center attack. Its ramifications were and are as dramatic as I imagined they would be, but in ways I only suspected would be true at the time. On this eve, I am marveling at the audacity of Read More …