Andrew Sullivan on the Cartoon Furor

Feb 8, 2006
Sullivan, whose NY Times Magazine essay on the connection between Islam and 9/11 was perhaps the best ever mainstream treatment on the subject, now takes on the Islamic cartoon controversy | essayAlso, a German journalist talks about his mixed feelings about running the cartoons in his paperwashingtonpostcom/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/06/AR2006020601258html?referrer=emailarticle" title="Op-ed">Op-Ed .

Spying Program Yields Few Suspects

Feb 7, 2006
Investigators eavesdropping on Americans in overseas calls have dismissed nearly all of them as suspects, according to the Washington Post. This is huge, because "a search cannot be judged 'reasonable' if it is based on evidence that experience shows to be unreliable."Meanwhile, feisty Russ Feingold, a Democratic senator, takes the attorney general to the cleaners for lying to him a year ago about Bush's surveillance activities. Gonzales shoots back, "I was telling the truth then. I'm telling the truth now." | story

Bush Can’t Escape His Own Statements

Feb 6, 2006
As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales prepares for Monday's hearings, we should keep in mind the president's 2004 statement about warrantless wiretaps: "Anytime you hear the United States government talking about a wiretap, it requires--a wiretap requires a court order" (Hat tip: crooksandliarscom) | video.