Tuesday, January 31, 2006

State of the Union: Impeachment 2006?

Wiretapping without a warrant is something we can all get excited about. For the White House, it's exciting because it helps to wage the war on terra. For Americans, it's exciting because it helps to reclaim a sense of indignation about what is wrong with America without having to look oneself in the mirror, particularly after getting the whole Iraq invasion/WMD thing wrong. For myself, it's exciting because that's just the sort of combination that impeachments are made of! After all, when's the last time you heard of anyone getting impeached for launching an illegal war of aggression? What we really needed was an executive branch that snubs its nose at sharing authority with others and affronts our theoretical conceptions of constitutional power! Maybe Bush's greatest crime will be what has always been his greatest asset: his natural lack of pretense.

Monday, January 30, 2006

On Humility

It is never easy to admit one is wrong, particularly when the opposite is manifestly the case. What, then, is the president's excuse?

Sunday, January 29, 2006

"Modern Alienation" on a Budget

Most Americans have ensared themselves in a web of alienation by default, through a heightened emphasis on material goods and embrace of a rampant commercial culture. For my part, I've found not speaking to people accomplishes the same thing, and at a fraction of the cost.