Today, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the Bush/Obama position, holding that even detainees abducted outside of Afghanistan and then shipped to Bagram have no right to contest the legitimacy of their detention in a U.S. federal court
Archive for May, 2010
Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low economic growth, a standard of living substantially lower than yours, a massive brain drain of young professionals to your country, and double the unemployment rate of the United States.In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don’t feel bad about it themselves, as long as they’re receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance.
via CTV News.
The Quebec legislature has taken aim at the Harper government over abortion and demanded a clear expression of support for a woman’s right to choose.With that, a debate that remained largely dormant in national politics for over two decades suddenly threatens to become a federal-provincial issue.Politicians on both sides of the legislature unanimously adopted, by a margin of 109-0, a pro-choice motion Wednesday.The motion demands that the federal government continue to respect free access to abortion, end its “ambiguity” on the issue and stop cutting funding to women’s groups that favour abortion.
via CBC News.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is calling for an extension to Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean’s five-year term as the Queen’s representative in Canada.
I applauded her arrival, I will cheer her exit. The prorogue queen’s tenure should be up. Ignatieff’s desire for more of the same is a strong indicator that he, too, loves the idea of the imperial prime minister.