If you like Tom Tomorrow and blogs, you probably already know that Tom Tomorrow has a blog. The liberal cartoonist uses the opportunity to go into more depth with current events than a weekly comic can. And, he posts feedback including this juicy piece from a vet:

I love America. I believe in the potential of America. Mr. Bush and Mr. Ashcroft can often be heard saying the same things. However, if, as Mr. Bush is so fond of saying, the terrorists of the world hate us because of our free and open system, then why is Mr. Bush so hell-bent on changing our system into one I love America. I believe in the potential of America. Mr. Bush and Mr. Ashcroft can often be heard saying the same things. However, if, as Mr. Bush is so fond of saying, the terrorists of the world hate us because of our free and open system, then why is Mr. Bush so hell-bent on changing our system into one

It is on his blog that I came across this story about the executive branch granting itself the right to detain citizens and deny them the right to legal representation. Now, I’ve been buried in email this past week (sorting other people’s, that is), so I’ve not been watching closly, but this is simply amazing:

“This is really an astounding assertion of authority,” said David Cole, a Georgetown University law professor. “It’s not just that you have no right to a lawyer, it’s that you have no right to even have a hearing. . . . If that is true, then there is really no limit to the president’s power to label U.S. citizens as bad people and then have them held in military custody indefinitely.”

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