Re: The Clinton Administration and Domestic Spying

I should hasten to add that I believe the Clinton administration was correct about the president’s constitutional authority in each of the assertions of executive power I mentioned.  The point, of course, is that President Bush has also been right — and what he’s done, which has been portrayed hysterically, has been consistent with the positions taken by prior administrations of both parties.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More