I apologize for the last few days of absence. My ceiling has collapsed in my apartment, where once my computer sat. So I've been offline and not able to respond to a number of issues which I've been itching to post on. But I did make the plunge and bought myself a digital camera...I was jealous of what Blogopotamus has been able to do with her camera so tomorrow I'll post a pic or two of the hole which was once my ceiling.
I had wanted to write a post about Alberto Gonzales and the problem of torture, which according to reports from the Red Cross appears to be a widespread practice. The idea that Bush would nominate an attorney general who oversaw the abandonment of the anti-torture provisons of the Geneva Convention ought to be shocking. The administration has since backed away from such moves officially, even while conservative commenators defend them. I admit, I never thought I'd see the day when torture became a partisan issue. What is happening to this country of ours?
And some items to highlight. Progressive Protestant is back with the same thoughtful analysis of the church and culture. Some new posts by blogopotamus, which recount growing up in the early 90s where there was a space to work out one's ideas, religious and otherwise, as a liberal. And my new hero, Barbara Boxer, who was the one senator who challenged the certification of this last election, raising the critical issue of voter disenfranchisement. She also offered a good lesson to the dems on what it means to be an opposition party.