This week, the US Office of Special Counsel released a long overdue report concluding that George W. Bush's White House sent officials off on electioneering trips using taxpayer money, in the lead-up to the 2006 midterm elections.
The lawsuit on the Panthers was a rush to judgment -- filed long before it was ripe, before a full investigation was completed, and contrary to longstanding practices whether the defendants be black or white.
The Civil Rights Commission has become the attack dog lackey of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party, and it will be no surprise when it issues a hysterical red-baiting screed castigating the Obama Administration.
Seven months ago, the US issued a list of human rights commitments and pledges in support of U.S. candidacy for membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council. The decision to join the was the right thing to do.