Juan Cole has post up projecting what it might look like if the U.S. were Iraq. Not entirely fair, since the relevant baseline is pre-occupation Iraq, but it does provide a fairly concrete image in light of which to view sunshine and fuzzy bunny talk from the Bush campaign.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.