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Elizabeth Holtzman writes that the time has come to call for the impeachment of President Bush. Any President who maintains he is above the law--and acts repeatedly on that belief--seriously endangers our consitutional system of government.
William P. Jones writes that while the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights were tightly intertwined.
The Editors write that cleaning up Congress after the Abramoff scandal involves far more than limits on gifts and perks. It requires barring the 'legalized bribery' of major campaign contributions. Only by promising to change that will Democrats win the support of the American people.
Jonathan Rée writes that a collection of Hannah Arendt's essays and letters reveals even more behind this great thinker than does her classic, The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt's philosophy is grounded in a complicated liberalism that purifies and elevates politics from a cynical game to philosophy.
January 11, 2006
A significant credibility gap opened Tuesday between Samuel Alito's radical judicial record and his self-portrayal as an open-minded jurist as Supreme Court confirmation hearings continued. Bruce Shapiro writes that senators interested in probing that gap have reason to scrutinize a recent peer evaluation of Alito's rulings by Yale Law School that locates him somewhere to the ideological right of Antonin Scalia.
Robert Scheerz considers the irony that Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and other once-young Republicans who hectored their elders about being more vigilant in defending the nations taxpayers and security forces, should now end up accused of deeply betraying both.
January 10, 2006
In his first day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito tried to paint a blue-collar picture of himself, framing his academic and judicial accomplishments in the experiences of his immigrant parents. In the first of a series of dispatches from the hearings, Bruce Shapiro writes that this ploy did not prevent senators from pressing instead on Alito's political and judicial biography--his attitude and opinions on executive privilege, voting rights, abortion and possible conflicts of interest.
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