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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Blog of Rights

I learned today from the ubiquitous and all-knowing Glenn Greenwald that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has started a blog, with heavy emphasis on torture (does anyone still do that these days?) Anyway, since I am on three deadlines today and unlikely to do any serious blogging myself, please visit the ACLU's site, but y'all come back now!

Update: Speaking of torture and the ACLU, the Washington Post today has a story about debates in the White House over "harsh interrogation" methods and how warnings about them were pretty much ignored--information that came to light in part because of memos released to the civil liberties organization (registration at the Post site probably required to read the story, but really, in this day and age any informed and concerned citizen should be registered at least on the sites of the Post as well as the New York and Los Angeles Times.) As for who won those debates, I will just say that FBI officials who raised concerns were more or less treated like they were patsies for the ACLU...

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