Latest news of note:
- NY Times: Marines Joining Ground Fight; Detained Taliban Stage Revolt
- NY Times:Ashcroft to Face Tough Senate Grilling on Tribunals – I’m glad to hear the Senate is going to do something about Ashcroft.
Opinions worth reading
- NY Times: Uncivil Liberties? by Maureen Dowd
- But even as we cut the guy some slack, we have to be really skeptical about his assertions of power. It was telling that the first resistance to his edict to interview 5,000 Middle Eastern men came from police chiefs objecting to racial profiling. We’re trying to trust someone whose instincts once did not inspire universal trust to rethink the way civil liberties will be treated for a generation.
In the middle of our terrorism war, Mr. Ashcroft did, after all, find time to meddle with the right of the terminally ill in Oregon to take advantage of the state’s assisted suicide law.