We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Senate Intelligence Committee is studying the Loftus tapes, in which Saddam discusses his WMDs. NYSun. This will be a big story, and should put an end to the "Bush lied" nonsense.
The hearings on the NSA and wiretapping: the lawyers at Powerline are doing a fine job with it, and making waves in the process. It seems to me that there is a valid legal issue here, but the purpose of the hearings is more to score points, because no-one will dare demand that the NSA stop what it is doing. Furthermore, having these hearings in public is nuts.