Archive for June 21st, 2003

In America, it’s now guilty until proven innocent

June 21, 2003

Nat Hentoff, writing in the Village Voice, comments on a report that the Justice Department released a few weeks ago detailing the abuses by the Justice Department under the auspices of the PATRIOT Act, a story that has been much under-covered in the mainstream press. As for Inspector General Glenn Fine’s report, the essence of [...]

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Whovian poetry from Elaine Cassel

June 21, 2003

Check out Elaine Cassels column today for the whole thing. Dr. Seuss Sees AMERICA, 2003 – Author Unknown The Whos down in Whoville liked people a lot, But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not. He didn’t arrive there by the will of the Whos, But stole the election that he really [...]

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Florida House Speaker a money grubbing slimeball

June 21, 2003

Lucy Morgan, writing in the SP Times, clued me in on a practice I was unaware of: House Speaker Johnnie Byrd passionately tried this week to defend fundraising in the middle of an important special session on medical malpractice. He doesn’t seem to understand how unseemly it looks for lawmakers to be debating the hottest [...]

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