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  • Did Justice Scalia go too far?

     
    by James Oliphant Justice Antonin Scalia is known for his strongly worded dissents, ones where he has never been hesitant to use confrontational and, some would say, even abusive language to make his point as clearly as possible. But some......
  • Court backs Gitmo detainees

     
    by James Oliphant In a body-blow to the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that prisoners held at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have a constitutional right to challenge their detentions in civilian...
  • Obama, McCain court middle class

     
    by Christi Parsons WAYNE, Pa.--The presidential campaign took a turn on the familiar Saturday, with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain each pledging to be the better economic steward for the middle class. Obama pledged to cut.......
  • Stephanie wins 'Top Chef'

     
    Because of a computer glitch, my entry that I planned to post last night disappeared. So, I'll try to re-create my comments!Well, an earlier Top Chef viewers' poll got it right: There would be a female top chef before a......
  • Nassau's Mejias sticks with 'good friend' Kaiman at fete

     
    Nassau Legis. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) expects to be jamming at his Monday night fundraiser with North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman (right) despite a controversy surrounding his fellow Democrat???s administration. A former town building inspector...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Rayven, Jamie first to go

     
    The show starts a bit funky. Something is awry. There are crew members on stage cleaning up. A random camera shot shows the judges talking amongst themselves. Then there are flashes of very odd looking people with thick eyeliner making......
  • Supreme Court to review Ashcroft suit

     
    John Ashcroft, right, and Robert Mueller. (EPA PHOTO/JOE MARQUETTE) by James Oliphant Not a tremendous amount of drama emanating out of the Supreme Court Monday, even as the term rushes toward its conclusion. But the stage is set for......
  • Gitmo: An issue both guys like?

     
    Given their proclivity for equating Democrats and softness on terrorism, you'd think the Supreme Court decision preserving habeas corpus rights for Guantanamo prisoners would favor Republicans -- teeing up their traditional attacks on liberal judges as...
  • 'If detainee dies, you're doing it wrong'

     
    by Frank James One of the most memorable and chilling lines from today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the treatment of detainees came when Sen. Carl Levin, the Democrat who chairs the committee, referred to the back-and-forth between......
  • Gitmo blowback: Obama misstep? A "9/10 mindset"?

     
    Obama is getting hit hard by McCain today, in a conference call, for an interview in which he appeared to go beyond supporting the recent Supreme Court decision granting habeas corpus rights to Guantanamo detainees (which McCain opposed) by......
  • 'Sept. 10 mindset': McCain's Bush play

     
    by Mark Silva We've heard these words before. Randy Scheunemann, foreign policy adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, suggests that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's stance on the handling of suspected terrorists is "the perfect...