Questions for Republicans, Democrats, and Others

By David Swanson

A question for Republicans: Do you want to hand a President Barack Obama the right and power to spy on any American citizens he chooses, including his political opponents, without any court-ordered warrant, in blatant violation of the law and the Fourth Amendment?

A question for Democrats: Do you want to hand a President John McCain, who has already openly said he will use it, the right and power to spy on any American citizens he chooses, including his political opponents, without read more

Geneva Convention? We Thought You Said Geneva Chocolate.

By David Swanson

Do you get the impression that President Bush has spent as much time in Law School as he’s spent in the Alabama Air National Guard? I’ve never spent a minute in either, myself, and claim no particular expertise at interpreting the Third Geneva Convention, but they do seem to have written the thing in English (albeit British English), and it is possible to read it.

However, Anne Plummer Flaherty of the Associated Press reported today as “news” the following: read more