The New Republic, October 15, 2007 For all the fire-breathing rhetoric we can expect to hear about modernization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the coming months, last week’s introduction by House Democrats of their bill on the subject makes one thing abundantly clear: The Democrats and the Bush administration aren’t very far apart.
The New Republic, August 18, 2007 The New York Times calls it an ‘unnecessary and dangerous expansion of President Bush’s powers’ and warns that it will ‘allow the government to intercept, without a warrant, every communication into or out of any country, including the United States.’ My former colleagues at The Washington Post call it […]
The New Republic, August 6, 2007 One of the problems with having a dissembling attorney general is that it becomes difficult for his administration to move agenda items that rely to any degree on his credibility–even when they might have merit. In his recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Alberto Gonzales provoked bipartisan rage […]
The New Republic, May 17. 2007 The scene former Deputy Attorney General James Comey described to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was the stuff of Hollywood movies: a frantic race between White House and Justice Department officials to the hospital room of John Ashcroft; a dramatic showdown at the gravely ill man’s bedside, in […]