I suppose I should comment on the Supreme Court decisions today. Or on the early transfer of power. But I’ll defer to Slate and Juan Cole, respectively, on those. What’s really bugging me today is the fact that Ashcroft and co. have set up a propaganda site to defend the U.S.A. Patriot Act. My main problem with it, other than the fact that it’s trying to defend an indefensible law, is its M.O.: quoting Democratic Senators‘ floor statements in October 2001 in favor of the Patriot Act. This site isn’t for information purposes; it’s simply being used to repeat the Republican line that Democrats are “flip-floppers” because they sometimes reconsider policy positions. Disgusting.
P.S. While we’re on the subject of flip-flopping, it appears that the press is guilty of it as well.