Posts tagged “coldtype reader”
December 17, 2009For anyone who still hasn't read David Swanson's Daybreak, check out the long excerpt from the book on the power of the judiciary currently running in the ColdType Reader: The power to decide to kidnap people, disappear them, hang them by their wrists, electroshock their genitals, and hide them away from the world indefinitely simply does not exist in the Constitution. It did exist until 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment banned slavery. But it existed as a personal, nongovernmental power for any president of the land of the free who happened to own a bunch of human beings (the same power any Congress member or private citizen had). It never existed at all as part of the executive power of the president in his official capacity, as something on which he might openly or secretly spend public funds. To do so would have been, and still is, in violation of the Fourth through Eighth Amendments, which were ratified as the heart of the Bill of Rights (for non-slaves) in 1791.
April 16, 2009"Did Andy Warhol Spoil it for Rock Hudson," a piece by Gregory Mcdonald from Souvenirs from a Blown World, has just appeared in the April 2009 issue of the ColdType Reader, available online. Check it out here.