From jwz's blog:
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# Presidential Powers: "To protect subordinates should they be charged with torture, the memo advised that Mr. Bush issue a 'presidential directive or other writing' that could serve as evidence, since authority to set aside the laws is 'inherent in the president.'"
# Welcome to America: "'So you're a journalist,' he said, accusingly, and for the first time I sensed that, in his eyes, this was not a good thing to be. 'It seems that we will probably have to deport you.'"
# Bill of what? "Next month, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will become the first transit agency in the nation to institute a permanent policy of randomly inspecting passenger bags and packages on subway and commuter trains, MBTA police officials disclosed yesterday."
# But in bread-and-circuses news, that kooky old man with the funny hat thinks Dubya is the Antichrist: "The pontiff wishes he was younger and in better health to confront the possibility that Bush may represent the person prophesized in Revelations." So at least there's that.
This is some bad shit, yo.