Monday, March 08, 2010


I'm a political junkie and occasionally think about how to label my politics.  A non-Roman Catholic Buckley conservative, maybe.

Which puts me in a different stockyard from the vocal elements of America's right wing.  They can be amusingly off beam and ignorant on a variety of subjects, and on a few not so amusing.

Not funny at all, to me, is their attack on lawyers who defend unpopular people.

This post - the first on this site in many moons - is provoked by the attacks on Justice Department lawyers who are being "outed" as defenders of terrorists, because they and/or their firms participated in the cases that helped to define the limits of our judicial response to enemy combatants.

What do they think of John Adams, who represented the British in the Boston Massacre?