PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
cheetahmaster

"The potentially damaging political problem here is that the evidence continues to grow that the Bush White House's exercise of unchecked authority in the war on terror poses a serious threat to American civil liberties and privacy rights. It wasn't that long ago, after all, that an American president used the mechanisms of national security to spy on his political enemies."
-Dan Froomkin

The administration targets the NYTimes, and the Times editor responds. Also, Howard Kurtz and Dan Froomkin on the issue and coverage.

Also, Froomkin's megareview on presidential signing statements.

Dana Milbank looks at the aftermath of the flag-burning vote.

SOME NEWS:
* The Israeli army moves into Gaza.
* BAGnewsNotes on the energy situation in Iraq.
* The Supreme Court rules on Texas gerrymandering.
* The doctors who failed the victims of torture.
* Richard Cohen on the Sears Tower terrorist hype.
* Bloggers defend Jon Stewart.
* Ehrlich starts the reelection campaign looking at an uphill struggle.
* Blaming the American driver for pollution increases.
* Congress looks to cut Mars money.
* NBC makes a deal with YouTube.

A 'Stonehenge' in the Amazon?
Tags: 2006, news, quotes
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