Some argue that the torture of innocents under the Bush/Cheney program simply needs to be reformed. But you can't reform the abuse of a program when the program is abuse. You can't defend constitutional liberties with a program that is by definition set against constitutional liberties. In the end, you don't fight tyranny by becoming the tyrant.

How bad is the state of politics in America today? So bad that former Vice Predator Dick Cheney should make us glad that John McCain (R-Ariz.) is still in the U.S. Senate.

In order to reverse the severe decline in literacy in this country, the best way to teach children to read is with intensive phonics, expanding the use of language and logic.

Do we want people punished, based on other people's preconceptions, rather than on the facts of the individual case?

Just about every law that Congress enacts violates the requirements for rule of law. How do we determine violations of rule of law? It's easy. See whether the law applies to particular Americans, as opposed to all Americans. See whether the law exempts public officials from its application. See whether the law is known in advance. See whether the law takes action against a person who has taken no aggressive action against another.

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