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Benghazi case a big test for D.C. lawyers who lack experience prosecuting terror suspects

Based on recent history, one might also wonder how “due” the process is while Ahmed Abu Khattala is on that U.S. Navy ship. One doesn’t have to like the guy, or what he allegedly did, not one bit, to see how this could still just be a big fat clusterfuck of stupid instead, of, say, justice. (Also: can anyone say “conflict of interest?” One might also wish the Hague wasn’t some sort of judicial third rail.)

If you don’t use it, you lose it: Due process.

mjb

June 22, 2014

It seems that the original (circa 1999, 2000) linklog form of Machination.org might be rising from the ashes of exhaustion, apathy, distraction, etc.

We’ve begun to make use of WordPress’s new default “format” options, but not yet tweaking the design to make the most of them.

Agency

That’s all I want everyone to have, so I that don’t have to care. So I can stop having a bleeding heart. Until then: So it goes.

Somehow Bertrand Russell and Edward Snowden are on the same page.

It’s for you

Observed walking through the Eastern Market neighborhood this weekend:

A small boy and his mother bounding out of a house in the direction of the market, a couple of blocks away. The boy was no older than 6 or 7, dressed in a t-shirt and shorts and a flowing red cape with the emblem of the Flash on the back. His mother trailed by a dozen steps or so.

In the street, an old man pushing a dolly with a piano, a bucket, other various musical instruments, also seemingly headed to the market.

This sight of this eclectic payload in locomotion seemed to mesmerize the boy.  He froze in his tracks.

“Mom, why is he doing that?” Continue reading