In 1795, James Madison wrote of war's far-reaching and corrosive effect on public liberty. He could well have been warning us about our own King George, just the sort of imperial president that Madison and other founders of our nation feared most.
As the Iraq war that Vice President Dick Cheney created continues to shred American -- and many more Iraqi -- lives, further documentation has emerged proving that, even during failed wars, the merchants of death profit.
The only hope of solution for the current fighting in the Gaza Strip is for the United States, the EU and Israel to recognize that the Palestinian people need to make their own history. At this point, that must include Hamas.
If it is right for Mary Cheney and her partners of 15 years to be entrusted with raising of a child, then how is it logical, as this White House has insisted, to deny the legal status of marriage to same-sex couples seeking to have their commitment legally acknowledged?
While Gonzales has been associated with a pernicious assault on our freedoms, he has never been the independent actor, but rather a dutiful toady carrying out the wishes of a tightly monitored White House with the blessings of the president.