John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.
On Saturday, 17 male inmates in Burma's Insein Prison joined at least five women who had been on a hunger strike since May 17. This bold and risky move comes on the heels of a "general amnesty" for 14,600 prisoners freed last week.
House Republican leaders announced they'll be voting on a bill that reportedly contains a piece of legislative fantasy within it -- that the House can declare something to be the law without any input from the Senate or Obama.
Republicans who have made such a grand show lately of their allegiance to the Constitution are now seeking to circumvent its requirements in their attempt to repeal the health care law. So much for following the original intent of the Framers.
With the ruling of the Supreme Court in Citizens United vs. the FEC, the guarantee of free speech is now extended to corporations, unions and any other groups, foreign or domestic in citizenship or allegiance.