Tuesday, January 01, 2008

 

... and We're Back

Since putting the blog on hiatus in October for the sake of my poor, aching wrist, I've been putting in fewer hours on the computer, and I've also been on the road almost as much as I've been home. However, my travels are complete, with no more wandering at least until spring, and New Year's seems like a good day for a fresh restart.

The Iowa caucuses are only two days away, marking the official start of the Most Important Presidential Campaign of Our Lifetimeā„¢. Seriously, though, what is at stake in this election is nothing less than national security, economic prosperity, and our very national soul. Is America the kind of country that spies on its own citizens without judicial oversight? Is America the kind of country that detains people, including citizens, indefinitely, without access to lawyers, much less judges? Is America the kind of country that tortures prisoners, even knowing full well that torture does not produce reliable information? Is America the kind of country that stands idly by as millions of its citizens have no access to medical care? Is America the kind of country that launches unprovoked wars of aggression? Those questions are the backdrop of this campaign, and that's what I'll be talking about here.



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